Denver Water, a long-time member and supporter of the Colorado Women’s Chamber, has recently extended their support of the CWCC as a Sustaining Sponsor of our upcoming Girls Rising event on May 15, 2019.
Denver Water shares our mission to advance women in business. We caught up with Amy Turney, Chief Distribution and Property Manager, and Veronica Hernadez, Talent Specialist, to discuss why it’s vitally important to encourage girls to pursue careers in non-traditional industries.
Why was Denver Water interested in supporting the CWCC Girls Rising event?
The Girls Rising event hits particularly close to home as it celebrates and encourages young women to enter the same non-traditional careers that encompasses much of our workforce. We are very impressed with the Girls Rising Scholarship recipients and hope that they, and their peers, will consider Denver Water when looking at future career opportunities.
Not to mention, with a name like “Building a Pipeline of Woman Leaders” how could we resist!
Why is getting more girls and women interested in nontraditional (under 25% female representation) careers important to Denver Water?
Denver Water proudly hires women in non-traditional roles, breaking historic barriers to employment in these jobs. We want girls and women to feel inspired when they see our female employees in nontraditional roles. Women play an integral role in our organization working as, engineers, scientists, treatment plant supervisors, utility technicians and much more. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to sustain our vision of becoming the best water utility in the nation.
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