AECOM-Sponsored Study Examines Gender Diversity in Engineering and Design

AECOM-Sponsored Study Examines Gender Diversity in Engineering and Design

Results announced as part of firm’s commemoration of International Women’s Day.

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Believed to be the first of its kind, AECOM sponsored a survey that examined gender diversity among global firms in the engineering, design and construction industry.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:00am

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LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it is underscoring its commitment to diversity and inclusion with a unique look at gender diversity in the global engineering, design and construction industry.

Believed to be the first of its kind for the industry, the study, sponsored by AECOM and conducted by Mercer, examines current gender diversity among global firms in this space.

Specifically, the study analyzes gender representation in leadership roles.  Mercer’s findings indicate that as women progress in their engineering, design or construction careers, fewer of them are represented at the highest levels of corporate leadership.

“The survey is important to help us understand the current diversity landscape and how we can better serve women in our industry,” said Teuila Hanson, AECOM’s vice president of engagement and diversity + inclusion.  “At AECOM, we want to think critically about diversity and help drive best practices for our industry.”

AECOM also commemorated International Women’s Day by acknowledging its employees who are helping to improve AECOM and the world at large through their roles and achievements.  The company has posted a photo essay that highlights several of these employees and their efforts.

Also, throughout the week leading up to International Women’s Day, AECOM hosted a number of related panel discussions, charity events and networking sessions.  Additionally, female employees were featured on the company’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

 

About AECOM

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2013.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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