Building a gender-balanced world
Michael S. Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM
"Inclusion and diversity are key drivers of our success, enriching the creative thinking and innovation necessary to deliver the best solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. To better serve our clients and the communities in which we live and work, it is imperative we draw from a wealth of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our 87,000 colleagues around the world make it possible for us to better address the needs of an ever-changing, ever-evolving society.
"We recognize the importance of being an employer of choice for women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and creating an environment that allows all employees to thrive. To that extent, we engage in conversation through our internal inclusion and diversity channels to exchange ideas and receive feedback on ways to improve the workplace for women.
"AECOM is committed to developing leaders who support and champion equal opportunity and equal representation. Part of our 2020 strategy is to increase our representation of women in leadership positions – and we are on track to do so.
"There is no better time to leverage the positive gains women are making day-by-day, especially in our industry, and we all have a role to play. When women thrive, we all thrive. The faster we can reach a #BalanceforBetter, the faster we can create a truly inclusive culture where all voices are heard and appreciated."