The mission of the Women in Hydropower Professional Group (WHPG) is to promote the professional development and advancement of women in the field of hydropower. WHPG seeks to expand opportunities for women through networking, mentoring, and education. Women and men from across the nation are welcome to participate in our events and programming. Building on the success of our
kick-off event at the 2014 NWHA annual conference, WHPG looks forward to hosting additional events this year as well as rolling out a new mentorship program.
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Recent WHPG Events
- Women with Hydro Vision Luncheon – Nashville, Tennessee – July 22, 2014
- Women in Hydro Networking Event – Portland, Oregon – July 28, 2014
Who are the most influential women in hydro?
HydroVision Awards for women in the industry were presented at the July 22, 2014 luncheon hosted by Hydro Consulting & Maintenance Services. Click Here to view the press release: Inaugural Class of Women with Hydro Vision Award Recipients Announced.
Ten special women were recognized at the luncheon who have made and/or are continuing to make significant contributions to the hydro industry by sharing their unique talents and “vision” to improve and advance:
• Communications; Public Relations; Stakeholder Relations
• Dam Safety
• Engineering Consulting
• Environmental Protection and Mitigation
• Equipment Supply
• Marine Hydrokinetics
• New Development
• Policies and Regulations
• Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
• Research and Technology
In addition to the Tuesday luncheon, these women were recognized during the opening keynote session and the closing luncheon.
Take advantage of HydroVision as a gathering site for the WHPG next year in Portland, Oregon.
A Portland meeting of Women in Hydro was held on July 28, 2014 at Stoel Rives corporate office.
The guest speaker was Judi Johansen, an attorney by education, who served as President of Marylhurst University for five years. Prior to her service at the University, Judi was President and CEO of PacifiCorp. Judi was responsible for PacifiCorp’s Mining Operations, Regulated Power Generation Facilities, Wholesale Energy Services, Transmission, Distribution and Supply. Additionally, Judi served as CEO and Administrator for Bonneville Power Administration from 1998 to 2000. Judi currently serves on a number of boards
including Idaho Power Company, Roseburg Forest Group, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of the Cascades, and Scottish Power.
The Women In Hydro’s (WIH) mission is to further professional development and opportunities for women in the hydro field. WIH fosters relationships, mutual respect, and diversity among hydro professionals through networking, education, and mentoring.
Past WHPG Events
WHPG presented the “Environmental Policy & Management Strategies for the 21st Strategy” panel discussion at the University of Washington on April 10, 2014. Following the panel discussion, they will me up at the College Inn Pub for networking and discussion.
WHPG, NWHA, and National Hydropower Association (NHA) are co-hosted the first annual Women in Hydropower Breakfast at
the NHA Annual Conference on April 29. Please go to the WHPG LinkedIn page for more details.
Do you have ideas for future WHPG events? Would you like
to help out? Please contact:
Jesse Deason, President and Founder of the Women in Hydropower
HDR Engineering, Inc.