2021 Sponsor Spotlight: Kimley-Horn
Kimley-Horn is Committed to Providing a Lasting Impact for Tomorrow
In a historically male industry, Kimley-Horn recognizes the importance of recruiting and supporting women, and providing the environment and resources needed to help female leaders succeed. Noticing a need to close the retention gap between men and women, Kimley-Horn fostered change through its Women’s Leadership Group and the Lasting Impact for Tomorrow (LIFT) initiative—which is a company-wide, leadership-driven initiative that provides women at Kimley-Horn the support and resources needed to succeed and develop their careers—at all phases of their journey. Kimley-Horn believes that increasing the number of women leading large practices in the firm creates a better Kimley-Horn—one with strengthened client service, enhanced growth, stronger profitability, and an enriched culture.
"The gender gap in STEM isn’t new—but it’s become clearer than ever that we have a responsibility in this industry to be agents for change" - Steve Lefton, Kimley-Horn President
"LIFT offers great career development opportunities for women at Kimley-Horn. A strong professional support group is a key factor when managing work and personal life." - Eileen Velez-Vega, P.E.
Kimley-Horn offers women:
Training opportunities that include courses led by an outside consulting firm that specializes in leadership development for women, and major training programs that incorporate topics such as gender differences.
A benefit that allows employees to integrate their work and family lives. Kimley-Horn supports flexible, alternate, and reduced work schedules to meet the needs of women, while also supporting a core value of exceptional client service.
A culture focused on employees, leadership, and fairness has earned Kimley-Horn awards like FORTUNE’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women and FORTUNE’s 50 Best Workplaces for Parents.
Women Celebrating Women
An internal newsletter that celebrates the success of women, spotlighting their notable achievements and recognition in the industry and around the firm.
Women’s Leadership Group
A steering committee of women shareholders with representatives from every region. This group represents the voice of women and guides the activities of the Women’s Network groups.
An organized network that hosts forums in each office, allowing women to connect and build supportive relationships as they share what they’ve learned on their paths to success.
Thank you to Kimley-Horn for supporting the WTS Central Virginia Chapter as a 2021 Platinum-Level Sponsor. Sponsor Spotlights are offered to WTS Central Virginia Platinum- and Benefactor-Level Annual Sponsors.