Women Leading Water started in 2011 with four women passionate about creating meaningful learning opportunities for the women who manage, develop and protect our water resources. The group had its roots as a committee within the Pacific Northwest Section American Water Works Association and was created as an independent organization in 2016.

Current Board Members

shali-bw-sqShali Bogaveli, PE

Shali is a hydraulic engineer with experience including watershed hydrology, hydraulic design for storm drain systems, bridge hydraulics studies, and flood control projects. She is currently taking some time off to plan her next professional adventure.

marjorie-bw-sqMarjorie Wolfe, PE

In 2014 Marjorie founded Wolf Water Resources to bring a new perspective to management and restoration of our natural resources. She spends her free time wandering around local streams and forests with her dogs.

tammi-bw-sqTammi Connolly, PE

Tammi is a water resources engineer with a fascination for stormwater management and a passion for helping peers develop their technical and leadership skills. Tammi often finds herself on planning committees and looks forward to meeting you at the Women in Leadership Symposium.

nicki-pozos-bw-sqNicki Pozos, PhD, PE, CWRE

Nicki Pozos brings a diverse background, encompassing a PhD in Civil Engineering and former work as a life coach. She aspires to be the world’s first engineering psychologist, bringing engineering thinking to understanding what makes people tick!

jadene-bw-sqJadene Stensland, PE

Jadene is one of the original founders of the Women in Leadership Symposium. When not developing innovative stormwater water solutions that provide multiple benefits to the community and the environment, she serves on the U.S. Water Polo Association and makes a mean salsa.