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March 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The California Water Association will host our first-ever Women in Water Leadership Seminar to bring together women working on water issues.  The member’s only seminar will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, opportunities for networking and a tour of the Water Replenishment District’s Advance Water Facility, the digital Learning Center and the water-efficient Demonstration Garden.

The all-day member’s event will be held at:
Albert Robles Learning Center at the Water Replenishment District
4320 San Gabriel River Parkway
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Tickets are (member only) $25 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.

You must REGISTER HERE by March 07, 2024.



Hotel Information:
There is no room block for this seminar, however, we recommend the following hotels near the meeting location:

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles – Downey
  • Springhill Suites in Los Angeles – Downey


The CWA member’s event will:

  • Bring together women in the water industry with a unique forum to exchange ideas and experiences, helping to create organizations that are resilient and effective.
  • Provide women in the water industry an opportunity to gain thought leadership on professional development and issues important to women in today’s workforce.
  • Offer an opportunity to directly contribute to the development of women leaders in the water industry to create a ripple effect that goes beyond the in-person participants.


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome
Jennifer Capitolo, Executive Director, California Water Association
Jeanette Diaz, Supplier Diversity Manager, San Gabriel Valley Water
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Opening Speaker
Council member Cassandra Chase, City of Lakewood
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker
Roz Lucero-Corona, The Chingona Community
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Women Leaders in Water Panel
Moderator: Meg Catzen Brown, CWA Lobbyist Emeritus
Sophie James, Vice President, Water Quality & Environmental Affairs, California Water Service
Sarah Leeper, Vice President &General Counsel, CA American Water
Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
Karen Plessinger, Chair, Board of Directors, SouthWest Water
Eva Tang, Sr. Vice President – Finance & CFO, Golden State Water
Tamera Johnson, District Manager, California Water Service
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Closing Speaker
Laurie Dowling, Executive Director, National Utilities Diversity Council
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tour: Water Replenishment District


March 7
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Albert Robles Learning Center at the Water Replenishment District
4320 San Gabriel River Parkway
Pico Rivera, 90660 United States
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