Feb 16th: CA Water Associations Host Second Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion


Diversity in California Water
CUWA’s DEI Toolkit and Lessons Learned
Wednesday, February 16th
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Continuing our Diversity in Water webinar series, two California water leaders will share lessons learned to support DEI efforts within their agencies. The agencies are members of the California Urban Water Agencies (CUWA). They have developed a DEI Toolkit for water and wastewater agencies to help support their diversity programs. The toolkit shares ideas and progress stories to support the development of DEI programs in California’s water sector.

The toolkit summarize best practices from member agencies, including: sharing lessons learned through DEI program implementation; compile resources/examples; and complement broader frameworks.

Download the toolkit at cuwa.org/pubs/dei-toolkit

The Diversity in California Water webinar series is supported by California’s water associations, including: ACWA, BAYWORK, CA-NV AWWA, CASA and CWEA.

About our panelists

Alejandra Haro is the Senior Administrative Analyst with the Human Resources Department at Alameda County Water District. In this role Alejandra oversees a number of new projects, policy and process implementation, employee relations, the districts employee engagement action plan, and leads the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council.

As the program manager for the district’s DEI program, she helps influence district wide best practices to support and create a climate of inclusion. Alejandra has been with ACWD and in this role for two years.
Alejandra earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from California State University East Bay. She has worked in local government for over fifteen years and has dedicated her career in providing services to those in her community. As a lifelong bay area resident, she continues to provide support to her hometown by volunteering for local organizations focused on assisting families and children in need.

Monique Earl is the Senior Assistant General Manager and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States serving over four million residents. In this role, Monique oversees several divisions of human resources, supplier diversity, economic development and the equity metrics data initiative. As a senior assistant general manager, she leverages best practices and resources at LADWP to promote and create a climate of inclusion across the utility enterprise.

Monique earned a Master of Public Administration Degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. She also serves on the Boards of Coro Southern California, and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. A South Los Angeles native, Monique currently resides in Leimert Park with her husband and children.

About CUWA

Established in 1990, the California Urban Water Agencies (CUWA) is a non-profit corporation of 11 major urban water agencies that are responsible for serving drinking water to about two-thirds of California’s population. As the collective voice for the largest urban water purveyors in California, CUWA provides a technical perspective to promote common understanding and consensus solutions among the urban water community.