Updated: Mar 31, 2021
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say that you enjoyed it. - Zora Neale Hurston
What does Women's History Month mean to you?
Women’s History Month is a unique opportunity to highlight the vital contributions of women in the development of modern society. The role of women in American History is often overlooked and during this month we can focus on the vast role of women in creating a more equitable and technologically advanced America. Coming off the heels of Black History month, we must also emphasize the enormous contributions of women of color who, often facing dual discrimination, endeavored to contribute significantly across every area of society. From Rosa Parks to Katherine Johnson, the role throughout history of women who strived to make America a more equitable and inclusive place for all should be celebrated. Leaders in the fight for justice and those who contributed significantly in their respective fields should be highlighted at every opportunity.
Alison Ford is a licensed Professional Environmental Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in the design, rehabilitation and operation of water and wastewater treatment and conveyance systems. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Environmental Engineering from Southern University and A&M College. She currently works as an Engineering Manager with a focus on providing technical oversight and staff management for linear drinking water asset repair and condition assessment programs. She also focuses on emerging technologies and program development for the reduction and management of municipal drinking water loss and leak detection.