Women in Water Directors Network

About the Women in Water Directors Network (WWDN)

The WWDN was established to create a positive and enabling environment so that women directors can thrive and be successful in the Victorian water industry. It aims to provide a place and space for women directors in water corporations and catchment management authorities to come together and thrive. The network also plays an influencing role championing gender diversity and supporting the VicWater Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at the most senior levels of the sector.

The WWDN Committee holds 3-4 events a year. All directors (regardless of gender) who are keen to support improvements in gender diversity are welcome to attend network events. The Committee also manages a mentoring/peer program for senior women in the sector.

WWDN Committee Members

  • Leanne Mulcahy, North East Water (co- Chair)
  • Nicola Hepenstall, South Gippsland Water (co - Chair)
  • Dr Fiona Cumming, Corangamite CMA
  • Kate Hughes, Lower Murray Water
  • Ishara Saldin, Westernport Water
  • Jo Lim, CEO VicWater

Expressions of Interest to join the WWDN Committee for 2024 and 2025 are now open and will close on 1 December 2023

Female Representation

WWDN and Insight Joint Workshop

The WWDN has also been focusing on what boards can do to support executive leaders and promote gender equality more generally within their organisations. In February 2023 WWDN held a joint workshop with DEECA Insight  participants to discuss these issues. The summary report from this workshop is available

Want to know more about WWDN?

Contact Tara Daniel for details