“When it comes to diversity, we compare OK with our peers in the industry, but that is not good enough. The bar is set really low. Just because we are comparable to the industry doesn’t mean we are going to settle for being average in the industry.”
Dirk Applegate, Central Division Director
It has been very rewarding to see the Kleinfelder Women’s Network evolve over its three-year history. In that time, we have held several educational and social gatherings across the company, consulted with senior management on gender issues, and received great support in our efforts to be an inclusive community. We have accomplished this with strong program leadership and executive sponsors who were committed to the network’s success. This past year, we developed a strong purpose statement to guide our activities, we better utilized our network leadership to provide local and division-wide events that are significant to that location, and we continue to share ideas and feedback with our executive sponsors and one another.
The Kleinfelder Women’s Network contributes to the ongoing development of a performance culture by:
Achieving our purpose will be accomplished through the following actions:
By improving diversity and inclusion across the Company, everyone benefits:
We have great support for our efforts through program leadership, executive sponsorship, and division and area leads. This includes members of our executive team and a network leader for each division.
Area Leaders/Local Events
We have several area leaders who are working with their network division leaders to plan and facilitate local events focused on the needs and interests of their area.
Division Directors are working with their network leaders to drive the importance of Our Purpose to their divisions, identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, and take actions to help “move the needle.”
Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As an integrated, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.