International Women's Day
AECOM is committed to driving positive change for women in the global workplace and in each community they touch. The company supports empowerment, equality…
Marilisa Stigliano: Rethinking the standards of leadership -- My parents raised me to be whoever I wanted to be, with no limits. And when I decided to pursue a degree in engineering, it wasn’t an unusual choice. Only when I started my professional career did I realize women are still in the minority in the construction industry, especially in leadership roles, and there is work to be done to change the status quo. I see the gender imbalance in the industry as a challenge, and as an opportunity.
Steve Morriss: The difference is making it happen -- Since then, I believe we’ve made tremendous progress with our diversity and inclusion strategy, demonstrating how we can #BeBoldforChange and work towards true equality as the status quo in our workplace. Our efforts have centered on developing concrete goals and actions, learning more about ourselves and each other, and recognizing and supporting programmes that deliver results.
Sean C.S. Chiao: On International Women’s Day, I celebrate all of the women at AECOM and the groundbreaking, exceptional work we are able to accomplish due to the talent they bring. The engineering and construction industry has traditionally been thought of as a “man’s world,” but we see that perception changing every day, and it is inspiring to know so many key positions in our company are filled by women, because they are the best-qualified person for the job.
Shevira – I believe that you only live once, so make the best of everything that you do. In 2004, I started working at AECOM’s legacy Davis Langdon company as a first-year student doing vocational work to increase my knowledge base. After completing my three-year bachelor of science degree in property development, I was privileged to receive financial assistance from the company to complete my honors in quantity surveying on a full-time basis.
Cynthia – When deciding to pursue a degree in computer science, I remember being very intimidated by the math and science requirements. Like any other challenge, though, all you have to do is develop a plan and go for it! Careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are extremely rewarding and given a bit of time, commitment and dedication, they can offer a phenomenal experience and a career path that will stand the test of time.