Water Women’s Day

We as the SuSanA Secretariat are delighted to jointly host a virtual Water Women’s Day on Tuesday, 7 March with the wonderful women’s networks. We believe as water women we are Stronger Together and we would love to invite you and your female peers, students, friends, and colleagues to join us for an exciting program. The virtual event offers five sessions, invites students, professionals, and employers to address challenges along the different stages of a woman’s career: attraction, recruitment, retention, and advancement. This interactive event is open to women in all their diversity working on water issues from sanitation to transboundary water management. We aim to create a safe space for women to share their experiences, ask questions, and support each other. The session for employers is open to all.

Please register at the SuSanA Eventpage and join us for a session tailored to your needs.

SuSanA water women poster_7 March 2023

Join the sector! – WOMEN only

Engage with women working in the sanitation sector in a safe space to learn about the importance of sanitation and how to build a career in the sector. There will be three speakers representing Africa, Asia and the United States.

Stronger Together: Peer Mentoring [English] – WOMEN only

Facing a difficult situation at work? Struggling to find a work/life balance? Join the peer mentoring session to give and receive advice from other women in the water and sanitation sector and build your network. The session will be led by Community of Women in Water and Women in Water & Sanitation Network.

Stronger Together 2023 – Women’s Networks Updates – WOMEN only

Share your news and plans for the year ahead with the other women’s networks and let’s identify opportunities for collaboration to unite our voices. Non-members are more than welcome to join to learn about the networks. Members include Africa Water Association, African Women Sanitation Professional network, Community of Women in Water, Women for Water Partnership, Women in Water and Sanitation Network, Women in Water Diplomacy.

Employers: Recruit and Retain Female Water Professionals – open for ALL

Are you an employer? Do you want to improve gender equality in your workplace? Join the discussion to learn how we can close the gender gap. There will be a panel of gender specialists and employers describing the current situation and sharing best practices. Speakers include Leticia Ackun from Africa Water Association, Gaia Hatzfeldt from the Worldbank, Juliet Willetts and Avni Kumar from Institute for Sustainable Futures, and Josh Newton from Josh’s Water Jobs.

Stronger Together: Peer Mentoring [Spanish] – WOMEN only

¿Te enfrentas a una situación difícil en el trabajo? ¿Te cuesta conciliar la vida laboral y personal? Únete a la sesión de mentoría entre pares para dar y recibir consejos de otras mujeres en el sector del agua y saneamiento y crear tu red de contactos.

Code of Conduct: This is a safe space. We expect all participants to behave professionally and cordially with others at all times. We aim to provide a positive and harassment-free experience for everyone attending, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of other participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event. Do not share the zoom link with others – instead, share the registration link.

Código de conducta: Este es un espacio seguro. Esperamos que todos los participantes se comporten de forma profesional y cordial con los demás en todo momento. Nuestro objetivo es oferecer una experiencia positiva y libre de acoso para todos los participantes, independientemente de su sexo, identidad y expresión de género, edad, orientación sexual, discapacidad, apariencia física, tamaño corporal, raza, etnia o religión (o falta de ella). No toleramos ningún tipo de acoso a otros participantes. El lenguaje y las imágenes sexuales no son apropiados. Los participantes que infrinjan estas normas podrán ser sancionados o expulsados del evento. No comparta el enlace del zoom con otras personas; en su lugar, comparta el enlace de inscripción.