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American Water, Susan Story Recognized as Muriel F. Siebert Award Winner

With 54.5% female board representation, American Water was also recognized for its strides towards gender parity in the boardroom

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and its Camden-based CEO Susan Story were recognized as the Muriel F. Seibert Award winner by the Women’s Forum of New York at the 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions held on Nov. 7, 2019 in New York City.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York with the Muriel Siebert award,” said Story. “At American Water, we believe that our Purpose—delivering over a billion gallons a day of clean, safe, reliable and affordable water and other water services to millions of Americans—is a noble calling, not just a job. We focus on ensuring that our employees are safe and engaged, that our customers are first, that we protect the planet, and that our communities are stronger because we are there. And our sustained financial performance is a testament to the power of free enterprise at its best to successfully accomplish all of these goals simultaneously.”

At the biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions, the Women’s Forum of New York presents one company with its highest honor, the Muriel F. Siebert Leadership Award, for achieving 50/50 gender parity and implementing policies and actions that inspire others to follow. Named for a founder of the Women’s Forum and the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, the Muriel F. Siebert Award recognizes companies and CEOs that have made a distinguished difference in advancing women’s leadership at the Board level.

The event brought together an audience of more than 600, including CEOs and Board Directors along with business leaders, government officials, thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of forward-thinking companies.

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