Empowering Voices: Mbroh Sponsors North Central Texas TAWWA Women in Water Event
The Texas American Water Works Association (TAWWA) provides solutions to effectively manage Texas’ most vital resource: water. The Association seeks to protect public health and the environment to ensure a better Texas through safe and sustainable water. They support member education and foster collaboration and innovation through a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Mbroh was honored to sponsor the North Central Texas chapter of TAWWA’s very first Women in Water event on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Dustan Compton, North Central Texas American Water Works (NCT AWWA) President, joined panelist Brandy Martinez, NCT AWWA Vice President and Environmental Engineer at Brown and Caldwell who specializes in water/wastewater engineering; featured guest and panelist Sally Wright, City of Dallas Assistant Director of Water Production who is responsible for the management of Dallas’ water purification facilities as well as the City’s only reservoir, Lake Ray Hubbard; and Mbroh Engineering’s own Anthony Mbroh, NCT AWWA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Lead, at the Texas Star Conference Center for this inaugural event. Over the past year, Tony Mbroh has been leading the chapter’s newly formed DEI committee and was one of the evening’s three panelists. Tony previously created the first endowment for the Diversity Scholars Program at UT Dallas and was honored by Dallas Business Journal as a leader in diversity.
In addition to exploring the barriers women face in their careers, the panel discussed navigating the water sector as a woman, wife, mother, and the number of other roles women play in their lives. Ms. Wright shared her thoughts surrounding her path through the industry and the ways she views vulnerability as a strength where leadership is concerned. The panel discussed the numerous benefits to having women in the water workforce.
Thank you to Ms. Wright for being an inspiration to women in water. Her authenticity and openness in sharing her journey as a woman in a male-dominated field have set a high bar for future iterations of Women in Water. A special thank you to TAWWA for hosting this event and all the outstanding members and volunteers who made it possible! We were overwhelmed by the number of attendees and feedback following the event. We look forward to more Women in Water events in the future!