Women in Water

The number of women involved in the water industry is growing - and we want to hear more about these women!

In the past, I have blogged about the changing demographics of our traditionally male-dominated industry, including my mom's experience of being one of just three women in her engineering class in college. Today, things are different - more girls and women are encouraged to enter math- and science-focused fields like engineering.

We'd like to hear about some of the women who have led the way in the water industry. If you know of a noteworthy woman in the water industry - whether it's a colleague, a mentor or someone you've connected with at an industry event - email us at [email protected] to tell us about her.

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Kate Ferguson is editor-in-chief of WQP. Ferguson can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.

Women in Water

I've been in the water treatment industry since 2009. I got my start in customer service and quickly moved into a more integral role at my employer's company. I became a WQA Certified Water Specialist in 2011 and I enjoy making people's lifestyle easier by changing their quality of life through their water.

However, I must still say that pay is unequal and the opportunities for advancement have been given to males which is disheartening, especially when the males are elderly and I spend more time overcompensating for his lack of productivity.

Re: Women in Water

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Kate Ferguson
WQP Editor-in-Chief

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