Yiying Xiong, Senior Water Resources Engineer for the RTI Center for Water Resources, has been invited to join the steering committee for the Women in Hydropower mentorship program.
Launched in 2017, the goal of the mentorship program is to create a network among women professionals in the hydropower industry to guide both personal and professional growth. The program is supported by the U.S. National Hydropower Association (NHA), Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA), Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG), WaterPower Canada, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and HydroVision International.
As an active participant in the program for the past two years, Ms. Xiong is excited to join the steering committee in a leadership capacity and advocate for female participation in hydropower on a global scale.
“Women are a powerful force in the hydropower industry," stated Xiong. "While we have seen many female professionals that have risen to leadership roles within the past decade, we still have a long path in front of us to reach the full potential of female leadership in this male-dominated industry. I'm honored to join the steering committee for the mentorship program because it helps future female leaders around the globe reach their full potential. I am very fortunate to be part of this program and to have the opportunity to learn from so many successful women in our industry.”
Throughout her career, Xiong has helped many female engineers grow into leadership roles. As Vice President of the Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG) and committee member of the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD), she is a strong advocate for diversity. She also spends time working with grade school students and providing guidance on future career opportunities in the STEM fields.
Learn more about Yiying Xiong's experience in water resourcing.