WIN Mentoring Program

To embolden personal and professional growth of women professionals in water, by fostering an exchange of knowledge, experience, and advice, furthering the entire drinking water treatment industry. WQA’s WIN Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships, along with the opportunity for all program participants to form an exclusive cohort, learning from one another.

Sign Up to be a Mentee or Mentor in the 2021-2022 WIN Mentoring Program
Deadline for Applications is Friday, May 28, 2021

Apply to be a WIN Mentee

Apply to be a WIN Mentor

Who can apply? Participants must be a WQA member.

Is there a program fee? No. There is no fee for participants, both mentees and mentors. All participants are requested to attend, in-person or virtually, the 2021 WQA Leadership Conference Sept. 14-16 in Oak Brook, IL and/or the 2022 WQA Convention & Exposition April 6-8 in Orlando, FL.

How long is the program? The mentoring program will run from July 2021 – April 2022.

How do I apply to be a mentor or mentee? Complete the application above. Please select either the mentor or mentee application.

Who can I contact if I have additional question? Kathleen Burbidge, WQA External Affairs Associate Director, at or 331-305-6377

Program Documents
Mentee Guide
Mentor Guide
Mentee Goals Worksheet
2021-2022 WQA WIN Mentoring Program Tentative Timeline

Congratulations to all our WIN Mentees class of 2021 on completing the WIN Mentoring Program:

Angela Odom, Culligan of San Antonio
Ariane Paris, Ethical H2O
Ashley Bell, Kinetico
Courtney Zukoski, Best Water Solutions Inc.
Jenny Hill, Watts
Jessica Larson, Indy Soft Water
Kaitlyn Clark, Resin Tech
Lauren Del Ciello, water Quality Products Magazine
Liliana Rey, Aquakleen Water Systems
Liliana Simpson, Water Techniques
Ludivina Magpantay, Wellthy Solutions Inc.
Lynne Halpin, KX
Micaela Deegan, CWS, Dependable Water Inc.
Michelle Kelly, Nestle Waters
Rachel Bishop, Kinetico
Sarah Belt, Kinetico
Toni Schindler, Aquatek Water Conditioning
Tonya Essary, Culligan of the Texas Hill Country

Thank you to all our WIN Mentors and Speakers:

Amanda Moore, CWS, Atlantic Filter Corp.
Ashley Green, EcoWater Systems
Becky Tallon, A.O. Smith
Candice Wentling, MWS, Certified Action
Cathy Pagliaro, Marmon Water Inc.
Cindy Gresham, Thermax
Cindy Schieber, MWS, Stenner Pumps
Daina Grace, Texas Water Quality Association
Denise Urbans, CWS, ShedWater
Don McGhee, MWS, HydroSystems Inc.
Doug Ramer, MWS, CWR, Martin Water Conditioning
Elena Lara, Culligan Water of San Antonio
Frank Brigano, Marmon water Inc.
Frank DeSilva, ResinTech
Jennifer Smith, CWS, Moti-Vitality
Kristi Stanford, Culligan Southwest Inc.
Larry Gottlieb, ResinTech
Marianne Metzger, ResinTech
Nichole Pennisi, Graver Technologies
Nicole Reisdorfer, QCS Purchasing Cooperative

Watch a video replay of the Women in Industry Advisory Council meeting held online during the 2020 Mid-Year Leadership Conference. Watch here (requires Member log-in).

Women in Industry Advisory Council


About the Women in Industry Advisory Council


Women in Industry Advisory Council will help advise members and member companies on hot topics within the female workforce pool while building enthusiasm for new women to enter the industry and participate in a broader WIN network.

Join the Women in Industry Advisory Council to:

  1. Provide information and data regarding female workforce trends to member companies.
  2. Develop insights and recommendations for training and knowledge opportunities requested by the female workforce.
  3. Develop and maintain a mentoring model whereby women in the industry can gain valuable insight, make crucial industry connections and have a positive impact on the industry.
  4. Create buzz and engagement for female professionals at WQA events and participating shows.
  5. Develop a farm team of women for WQA volunteer opportunities such as task forces, committees, sections and Board of Directors.

The annual Call for Volunteers will open in January 2022.