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American Water Named Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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American Water Named Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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Paving the way for gender equity in the Greater Philadelphia area

American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced its designation as a Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women for the sixth consecutive year.

“American Water is honored to be recognized again as a Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women.  This is the sixth year in a row we have received such recognition,” said Susan Hardwick, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Water.  “Achieving and maintaining gender parity and diversity at the Board level is important for the company and we are proud that American Water’s Board of Directors reflects diversity on several levels.”

The Forum of Executive Women, the Greater Philadelphia Region’s premier women’s organization, honors the top public companies with 30% or more women on their respective boards, annually.

See related article: American Water’s Melanie Kennedy Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal with Diversity in Business Award

The Champions of Board Diversity will be celebrated on October 26 at The Forum’s annual Leadership Breakfast at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.  Additionally, in collaboration with PwC, The Forum will unveil the Women in Leadership 2022 Report, an in-depth examination of how companies in the Philadelphia region support the advancement of women leaders in corporate boardrooms and executive suites.

American Water was also recognized earlier this year as a Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability and a top-scoring company, for the fourth consecutive year, on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), the most comprehensive disability inclusion assessment tool designed and embraced by both business leaders and disability advocates.

Source: American Water

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