Women at Kimley-Horn

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.

Women at Kimley-HornWe 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.

Meet some of the talented women who are flourishing at Kimley-Horn.

Ana Stroud

Marketing — Dallas, TX

In my role, I work with professionals across our region to identify potential business opportunities and coordinate the proposals and supporting materials that turn those opportunities into new business. I love that I am encouraged to contribute ideas that could bring the firm success. We all aim to make others successful–Kimley-Horn is a firm that practices true teamwork.

Jennifer Tremayne

Environmental — Phoenix, AZ

I focus on managing environmental regulatory compliance issues for both the private and public sector. My NEPA experience includes transportation projects such as municipal, aviation and recreational facilities. I also prepare biological documentation and coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies. I love the diversity of the projects and clients I get to work with. After being here for nine years, Kimley-Horn is like a family to me.

Dhruva Lahon

Transportation / TSMO — Dallas, TX

I work on analyzing and modeling traffic systems, including freeways, traffic signals, roundabouts, transit signal priority, and preemption. I believe that my employment at KHA is my career, not just a job. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work on different projects and serve both internal and external clients. I regularly receive mentoring by senior staff. KHA encourages each one of us to realize our full potential and rewards us for our contributions.

Anne DeBoard

Landscape Architecture — Phoenix, AZ

I work as a task and project manager with our landscape architecture team. I’m fortunate to have both public and private clients, allowing me the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including roadway landscapes, neighborhood parks and streetscapes, and transit. I love the culture at Kimley-Horn. Our staff is known for expertise, quality of work, and commitment to clients.

Takesia Tate

Production Support — Dallas, TX

My number one task is to assist our regional team, coordinating meetings, schedules and projects. Strangely enough, I like the urgency in the work I do! It is rewarding to know that I’m trusted to just get the job done. KHA tends to hire great people, and most of our work descriptions can be customized to fit our strengths and interests. Not many companies are this flexible.

Beth Reed

Environmental — Raleigh, NC

As a senior environmental scientist/project manager, my job entails evaluating properties for various environmental features such as wetlands, streams, protected species, and natural communities, as well as preparing reports detailing our findings. I also work with our clients to obtain the appropriate federal and state environmental permits. The thing that I enjoy most about my job is the great diversity of project types and geographic locations. The people at Kimley-Horn are definitely what I like best about our firm. Kimley-Horn provides a teamwork environment – everyone works together to make our clients successful.

Jennifer Harry

Land Development — San Diego, CA

As a civil engineer focusing on land development, sustainability, and transit, I manage projects and assist clients through entitlements and construction drawings. I like seeing a project through from beginning to end, meeting the challenges our clients put forward, and building relationships with my clients. The people at Kimley-Horn are terrific, and the culture really provides the opportunity to direct your own career development.

Lori Hall

Human Resources — Reston, VA

I oversee the HR function for the Atlantic region, including hiring new employees, helping our employees with various needs, salary and promotions reviews, career ladder revisions, training and development, and other special projects. Hands down, the people at Kimley-Horn are the best. I am surrounded by intelligent people who care about what they do, how they serve their clients, and how they relate to their coworkers. I am honored to work with such talented people in literally every role and discipline across the firm.

Lisa Stone

Roadway — West Palm Beach, FL

I am a project manager for PD&E studies (NEPA compliance), and no single day is the same. Some days I might be evaluating alternatives for interchanges on a major highway and the next day I might be holding a large scale public meeting. I thoroughly appreciate all of the resources KHA has to offer which makes my job more seamless. I work with a lot of great people!

Leyla Hedayat

Transit — San Jose, CA

As an individual transit practice leader and an office leader, I am faced with exciting projects every day. I’ve had the opportunity to work in every Kimley-Horn region in the country, with many different clients. I especially love the variety and challenges presented by transit projects. I am motivated by the exceptional team I work with and my colleagues at Kimley-Horn.