2023-08-15 14:37Blog post

Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day: Aug. 26

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920, granting all American women the right to vote. Congress officially designated the date as Women’s Equality Day in 1971.

Today, the fight for gender and racial equality continues. Women’s Equality Day has evolved to celebrate all of the organizations across the country that work to provide women with equal opportunities in education, employment and pay.

This year, American Water’s Women’s Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG), WE CAN, is partnering with Girl Scout Troops across the American Water footprint to celebrate Women’s Equality! Several WE CAN members, who are also troop leaders, will be taking their troops on a tour of their local American Water treatment plant throughout the month of August.

Read more below and learn what Women's Equality Day means to a few of our WE CAN EBRG members:

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities. American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions. For more information, visit amwater.com.