Aqua: ‘Cham­pion of Board Di­ver­sity’

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - BUSINESS -

Aqua Amer­ica Inc. was cel­e­brated as a Cham­pion of Board Di­ver­sity at the 2016 Lead­er­ship Break­fast for the Fo­rum of Ex­ec­u­tive Women. Aqua and 18 other Philadel­phia-area public com­pa­nies were rec­og­nized at the break­fast and in the fo­rum’s an­nual re­port for hav­ing 25 per­cent of women on their re­spec­tive board of di­rec­tors.

Aqua is fea­tured in the Fo­rum of Ex­ec­u­tive Women’s Women on Boards 2016 re­port, which high­lights fe­male lead­ers in Philadel­phia-area cor­po­ra­tions, uni­ver­si­ties and health­care sys­tems.

Women on Boards 2016 re­ports that in 2015 women filled one-third of the 60 board open­ings in the Philadel­phia re­gion’s top 100 public com­pa­nies. The re­port also notes that Philadel­phia-area com­pa­nies with at least 25 per­cent fe­male lead­er­ship on their boards in­creased from 14 per­cent in 2014 to 19 per­cent last year. Aqua is one of the pub­licly traded com­pa­nies as­sist­ing in this 5 per­cent bump.

The Fo­rum of Ex­ec­u­tive Women is a mem­ber­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion of 450 women of sig­nif­i­cant in­flu­ence across the Greater Philadel­phia re­gion.

Aqua Amer­ica is one of the largest U.S.based, pub­licly traded wa­ter util­i­ties and serves nearly 3 mil­lion peo­ple in Penn­syl­va­nia, Ohio, North Carolina, Illi­nois, Texas, New Jer­sey, In­di­ana and Vir­ginia.

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