“American Water has long been at the forefront of gender parity in
leadership and board representation, and we will continue to accelerate
our efforts in support of inclusion and diversity across our workforce,”
said President and CEO
American Water’s existing inclusion and diversity efforts have continuously been directed at fully developing each employee to his or her fullest potential, eliminating unconscious bias in the workplace, respecting differences and basing career progress on experience, business results and performance.
As noted above, American Water is a leader in gender parity in its board and several leadership categories. Through its partnership with Paradigm for Parity®, the company has committed to increase the number of women in management roles from the current 25% to at least 30% in all leadership groups in the near term and providing sponsors to women well-positioned for long term success.
“We welcome American Water to the Paradigm for Parity® coalition and
applaud the company’s commitment to achieving gender parity in corporate
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About the Paradigm for Parity® Movement
The Paradigm for Parity® coalition is comprised of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity.
The coalition created the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan for corporations to accelerate the pace of gender equity in senior executive roles. This unique agenda defines bold and specific actions that, taken together and simultaneously implemented as a package, will catalyze change and enable today’s business executives to secure the best leaders of tomorrow. Visit www.paradigm4parity.com or follow us on Twitter using @p4parity to learn more about this exciting initiative.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people
in 45 states and
Source: American Water
Manager, Corporate Communications