CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today was recognized as a “Champion of Diversity” at the Forum of Executive Women’s 2019 Leadership Breakfast in Philadelphia, PA.
"We are pleased to be recognized by the Forum of Executive Women for our commitment to inclusion and diversity," said Susan Story, president and CEO, American Water. “American Water believes that our board, management and employees should reflect the customers we serve. Further, we have a true commitment to the respect and dignity for each other as part of the values we live as a company."
Founded in 1977, The Forum of Executive Women is a membership organization of 450 women of significant influence across the Greater Philadelphia region. The Forum’s membership is comprised of individuals holding the senior-most positions in the corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public sector entities that drive our regional economy and community.
Earlier this year, American Water was selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and has recently received awards from the Women’s Forum of New York and Executive Women of New Jersey for its continued commitment to inclusion and diversity. The company has also partnered with the Paradigm for Parity® coalition to further support inclusion and diversity efforts across its corporate leadership structure.
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 more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.