Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM PDT
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Joanie Stultz 

The PNWS Diversity and Inclusion Committee Presents: A Panel Discussion and Social on Being Your Authentic Self

What Does It Mean to Be Your Authentic Self?

Most employers and organizations promote bringing your whole, authentic self into the workplace to create a more welcoming working environment. This concept, in reality is complex and hard to navigate at times. As humans, we have a fundamental need to feel included which often leads to unathenticity in the workplace and in our organizations for fear of being rejected in some form. Constantly switching between aour authentic and inauthentic selves is tiring, causes burnout and limits innovation. Next time you find yourself pausing or changing your word choices in oarder to conform, don't second guess yourself. By allowing more of your authentic self to shine with your colleagues, you may encourage others to do the same!

Join the PNWS D&I Committee for our first hosted event - an evening where we will hear from a variety of panelists who are willing to share their stories and experiences on "being their authentic self" in the workplace and professional organizations.  This will be followed by small breakout groups for discusssion. 

Panelists Confirmed:

  • Ann Hajnosz, PE (She/Her) - Senior Director Engineering & Consulting, Harris & Associates, Seattle, WA
  • Marika Thomas (She/Her) – Accountant, Lakewood Water District, Lakewood, WA
  • Erika Schuyler, PE (She/Her) – Principal Engineer, MurrarySmith, Seattle, WA
  • Ari Copeland, PO (He/Him/His) – Upcoming AWWA Director at-large, Operations Specialist for Black and Veatch, Kansas City, MO

This event aims to create a space for our PNWS community to connect on topics around Diversity and Inclusion in an effort to meet our committee's mission: To foster a welcoming and inclusive AWWA culture that champions meaningful institutional and individual change regarding diversity and equity in the water industry. To find out more about this committee or to join check out our webpage for more information.

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 Zoom webinar links will be sent to all registered attendees a few days prior to the event.