A Quarterly Publication from the VA AWWA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Observances and Holidays
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In Case You Missed It 
Recap of DEI Activities
Black History Month
February was Black History Month.  Click here to view a few of our celebrated members. 
The Humanity in Us - A Workshop on Equitable Decision-Making
How we see and understand the world influences how we interact with others, make decisions, and interpret others’ actions. To be equitable and inclusive water professionals, it helps to understand how our own personal identities bias our perceptions and how this impacts who we are trying to reach in our communication with each other and the public.
View the recorded session and download the presentation to continue the dynamic and engaging conversations that only began.
Love across Virginia
February ushered in Valentine's Day and a celebration of the who, what, where, when, why and how of love!
Let's Talk Love
Enjoy a thoughtful conversation forum style that sparked an intentional conversation about intersections of love and brings in the DEI themes of individuality, identity, acceptance, inclusiveness, community outreach, and intersectionality. Together we will open our hearts and dive into the who, what, where, why, how, and meaning of love!
View the recorded session, and then go share the love!
Embrace Equity
International Women's Day was held on March 8th. U.S. International Women’s Day is a global day of celebrating the historical, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also observed to support taking action against gender inequality around the worlds. This year's theme was Embrace Equity. 
Advancing Woman Leaders through Mentorship/Allyship
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Thoughtful Tuesday workstream is hosting an interactive workshop on “Advancing Woman Leaders through Mentorship/Allyship” to provide the tools and resources that women, people who identify as women, and all allies need to enhance their networks, advocate for their achievements, and increase their visibility and success in their organizations.
View the recorded session or download the presentation to learn more about mentorship, coaching, and emotional intelligence. 
     Upcoming Events
     May 8 - Water for People Golf Tournament - Williamsburg
     May 16 - DEI Committee Meeting
     May 17 - WaterJAM Registration Opens - waterjam.org     
     May 18 - Water for People Golf Tournament - NOVA
     June Thoughtful Tuesday - Mental Health
     June 20 - DEI Committee Meeting     
     July Thoughtful Tuesday - Mentorship
     July 18 - DEI Committee Meeting

About the DEI Committee

Our purpose is to lead and empower diversity and inclusion in our community by creating opportunity and cultivating belonging so all can thrive; acting in a way that is equitable, sustainable, and intentional.
We need YOUR energy, drive, and participation to bring our purpose, vision, mission, and commitments to life! This is a phenomenal opportunity for YOU to get in on the ground floor for something important, and make a real difference. We hope that you will join the movement with us. Make a Splash!


Community Engagement
Thoughtful Tuesday
Mentorship/Allyship and Industry Engagement