More women are joining the California water sector than ever before and
moving-up to leadership roles. Major barriers and challenges still remain when
it comes to recruiting and joining our profession.
A diverse panel of women will share their experiences and insights on the
barriers women face entering the water sector.
The panel will discuss key topics for women entering our profession. From
available jobs, social norms and biases to the lack of mentoring programs. Hear
from women working on the front lines and share your ideas.
BAYWORK and CWEA invite you to show support for women in water and join our
conversation on strategies to remove those barriers.
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ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Panel facilitator Karoline Terraza is the Organizational Performance Manger
at Union Sanitary District. USD is a wastewater treatment plant that serves
over 350,000 customers in Union City, Fremont, Newark. She provides oversight
to the Districts’ strategic planning, continuous improvement, emergency, and
training programs. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and has over
20 years of organizational development and training experience.
Marjorie Del Toro is the President of ehs International, Inc. The firm is a
nationally recognized company specializing in environmental health and safety.
Del Toro has extensive knowledge of the construction, water and wastewater
industries. She has positively impacted many small and large public agencies
and companies in the manufacturing, construction and water/wastewater industry.
Her work in safety has been featured in the OC Business Journal, Entrepreneur
Magazine, Oprah Magazine, California Constructor, and the Critical Mass for
Business Radio Show.
Jessica Sierra is a student in LA Trade Tech’s Supply Water Technology and
Wastewater Technology program. She is planning to graduate in June and get her
water career started. In 2020, she participated in an 11 month internship with
Tyrese Powell-Slotterbeck is a Reclamation Plant operator a Otay Water
District. Currently she holds a Wastewater grade 3 certification. As an
operator her main focus is to produce reclaim water for the City of Chula
Vista. Tyrese has experience in bio solids, activated sludge, maintenance, UV
disinfection and sewer systems.
Margo Schueler is a retired Water Superintendent for EBMUD. From welder in
the shipyards in the 1970s, she became a Civil Engineer. She earned my D-4 and
became a Distribution System Superintendent responsible for maintaining and
expanding the water distribution network, able to apply all my skills from
trade to engineering to operations before retiring in 2017. Loving to learn,
work with others and joy in providing the most essential service – water and
sanitation - has afforded me a long and rewarding career and meaningful life.
Dr. Violet Renick is a Senior Scientist in the analytical chemistry
laboratory at OC San, where she develops methods and special studies for
emerging contaminants such as microplastics in wastewater. Violet holds a PhD
in Ecology and a BSc in Biology.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Learn more about CWEA at www.cwea.org
Learn more about BAYWORK at www.baywork.org