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Conversation live - Leadership Book Club virtual event

When: 1:00 PM
Where: Women in Water - Book Club
United States
Presenter: Kyla Jacobsen
Contact: Brianna Huber

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Women In Water Book Club - Lean In

Lean In combines personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. 

Join us as we read and discuss how women can use techniques like negotiation and mentorship to achieve their full potential!

This book can be purchased at most book stores or on Amazon. 

If anyone has questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact Brianna Huber, WIW Committee chair at

The Women in Water Book Club believes in sharing leadership development opportunities and therefore each book we read and discuss is led by a different individual.   The Lean In discussion will be led by Kyla Jacobsen.

Join this one hour online moderated conversation.  Register in advance.  This is a members only no charge event.  The event will NOT be recorded. 

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Your Moderator - Kyla Jacobsen

Kyla Jacobsen is the Utility Director for the City of Elgin.  She has been in the water industry for over 30 years.  She started as a bench chemist in the water quality laboratory, worked as the chief chemist in charge of water quality and eventually became the utility director. 


She has been a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for over 30 years.  She has served on several American Water Works Association Research Foundation Project Advisory Committees.  She is the past IL Section AWWA teleconference committee chair.  Past elected positions that she has held for the section are that of District 2 Trustee, section Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect and Illinois Section AWWA chair.  She was recently appointed to the national AWWA board of directors as the representative from Illinois.


Previously, she was Director of AWWA and Co-Chair of the IL Section American Water Works Association OUTREACH committee, trying to raise awareness of the water industry as a viable career option for young people today.  She served on the national American Public Works Association (APWA) "Shaping the World of Public Works" task force.  Also, Kyla serves on the Water Utility Council and the Water Efficiency Committees for ISAWWA.


Kyla currently serves on the curriculum committee for the SMILE group (Supervisory Modules In Leadership Excellence) which is a leadership development effort coordinated between the cities of Elgin, St. Charles and Batavia.  Kyla has created and presented leadership and supervisory modules.  She also serves as a utility designee to the state’s Northeastern Illinois Regional Groundwater Protection Planning Committee (NIRGPPC) which covers 5 counties in Illinois (Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will and Kankakee).  She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), American Chemical Society (ACS). 


Her activities outside the office include a position on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Fox River as Treasurer and a position on the Board of Directors for the Elgin Community Network as Treasurer.  She chairs the Church Leadership Council for St. John’s Lutheran Church, after serving on a committee to re-write the constitution and by-laws. 


She has been married to her wonderful and understanding husband, Tom, for over 30 years.  They have one son who is who is a graphic designer.  In all her spare time, she enjoys reading, bicycling, working-out, photography, scrapbooking and watching football.


Kyla received her BS in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University, MS in Biochemistry from Northern Illinois University, and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

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