Leading Women of Damage Prevention

Ketha Molina, Texas 811

Leading Women of Damage Prevention

The Leading Women of Damage Prevention (LWDP) is a social enterprise designed for the advancement and discovery for all women who have an interest in the production of underground infrastructure. Our mission is to influence and encourage all women in the damage prevention industry to be bold, confident, and brilliant through collaboration, empowerment, and networking.

We invite all women (and men) to join us for this informational session introducing you to the LWDP and its founding members.

As a group we will explore opportunities to:
– Provide educational and development opportunities to women in the damage prevention industry
– Optimize engagement with leading innovators and subject matter experts across the industry
– Facilitate discussion of leadership competencies and best practices
– Create a supportive environment among leaders who gladly share what they know and value as well as what they need to know to understand
– Bring together a diverse group of women leaders to form better understanding, long-lasting relationships, an influence network, and collaborative opportunities.

*This session is endorsed by PAPA

Date: Wednesday, March 2

Start Time:  3:00 pm

End Time:  3:45 pm

Track(s): Board, Electric, Excavator, GIS, Locate, Notification Center, Oil & Gas, Regulatory & Emergency Services,Water & Sewer, Telecom, Engineer, Public Works, Professional Development
*This session is endorsed by PAPA


Ketha Molina, the NW Damage Prevention Manager for Texas811, also serves as the President of Leading Women of Damage Prevention. She is an Environmental, Health & Safety professional with much of her 19+ years career in construction and damage prevention.

Her roles in the industry have helped her develop and commit to:

  • Establishing and cultivating strong partnerships at every level of staff and management.
  • Interacting purposefully with staff and management to create a culture of awareness, empowerment, and individual workplace responsibility.
  • Collaboration to develop and implement successful programs and initiatives, improving work quality and incident reducing metrics in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Pursuing and utilizing knowledge and skills to serve with community and industry, helping to advance and develop the profession.

While learning from the past, working in the present, and planning for the future.  She holds active membership in professional organizations.


  • Damage Prevention Council of Texas – Board of Director
  • Deputy Regional Vice President Region III – American Society of Safety Professionals
  • Permian Basin Chapter ASSP ChapterWISE – Chair
  • Keep Odessa Beautiful – Board of Director

Facts about Ketha:

A native West Texan – Married to the same man for 100 years – Mother of 4 brilliant children – Grandmother of 7 sweet angel babies – Parent to an evil yet gorgeous fat cat Uma, who plots her death daily.

Her nature:

Big heart – Loves people & cares for the worker – Is not easily bullied – Cusses a little. 

Strong likes:

New York Strip – Chips & Gucamole – cold beer – strong cup of coffee

The GOATs (greatest of all time): Roger Staubach – Patrick Mahomes II – The Eagles/Def Leppard – Oreos

Read articles by Ketha in dp-PRO magazine by clicking here.