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79: Water Nerd’s Guide to Putting the Love Back in Gov

Dr. Sarah Martin is currently Director of Health Solutions at mySidewalk–a technology firm specializing in making local government data effectively inform policymaking. She was previously the Deputy Director of the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department where she oversaw the Department’s initiatives to influence the social and economic policies that shape health inequities. Prior to her job with the city, she was an Assistant Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Missouri, Kansas City’s Bloch School of Management. Dr. Martin received a Master of Public Policy, a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Martin is currently a Gubernatorial Appointee to the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts, a board member for the Missouri Budget Project and a PHRASES (Public Health Reaching Across Sectors) fellow with the Aspen Institute. She also enjoys reading trash novels, using her instant pot, drinking champagne, hanging at the pool w/ her partner and kids, hop hop dancing, and reading the NYT weddings and obit sections.

Top Takeaways

  1. Don’t underestimate the power of debriefing. If things went poorly, this isn’t the time to reprimand but rather its time to grow.
  2. Giving credit doesn’t mean you’re not taking any. Take the opportunity to lift others up with you.
  3. Every good branding campaign begins with empathy.

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Mazars USA LLP, a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm, is proud to announce its inaugural Women of Water Summit taking place on January 9th, 2020 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The Women of Water Summit is a dynamic event promoting industry-leading women and fostering discussions around how to enhance the position of women in the sector. The event will bring together hundreds of senior executives and future leaders from the water industry as well as public and private utility companies from across the country. 

The Mazars Women of Water Summit will provide an effective platform inclusive of diverse, global leadership and insights for the industry as well as a venue to open dialogue and career leadership advancement paths for women.

This full-day event will consist of three dynamic panels throughout the day, three “WaterTalks” tailored after the famous TedTalk format and what promises to be an amazing keynote address given by Carla Reid of WSSC Water. Panel and “WaterTalk” topics will include cybersecurity and data privacy, diversity in the water sector, finance and water reuse to name a few.

 For more details and to register, please visit www.mazarsusa.com/womenofwatersummit.

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