In a historically male industry, we know how important it is to recruit and support women. That’s why Kimley-Horn is committed to providing the environment and resources needed to help our female leaders succeed.
We actively seek the best female professionals in the industry during our recruitment process and continue to help our women leaders grow through professional training, annual internal gatherings, women’s leadership groups, and professional development opportunities. Our LIFT initiative (Lasting Impact for Tomorrow) supports women in our firm through networking events, family-focused tools such as back-up childcare and maternity transition coaches, and targeted development programs to help our women reach their full potential. As part of the LIFT program, senior women in the firm reach out to women across the firm, sharing their “secrets to success” in audio and video conference discussions.
Many of our women’s programs are local as well as corporate. Our women’s network hosts forums in local offices across the country, to help women connect and build supportive relationships as they share what they’ve learned about career development, workload management, work-life balance, and a host of other topics that network members suggest. Recent topics have included sessions on building your personal brand, tools to support flexibility in the workplace, giving and getting feedback, and building rapport with others.
In our entrepreneurial workplace, women can expect opportunities to advance their careers as part of an exceptional team. Men and women can develop their confidence and leadership abilities as they build their own practice within a collaborative, goal-driven, and supportive environment. The results can be seen across the firm, where women hold key positions in our organization—including CFO, owner, regional leader and practice builder.