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Workforce Diversity -- Giving Women the LIFT to Succeed: One Company's Approach

  • Author(s): Tatum, Jenifer
  • Publications: Journal - American Water Works Association
  • Issue Date: February 2018
  • Volume / Number: 110, Number 2
  • Page(s): 71-73
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  • Product Number: JAW_0086206
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Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the planning and design consulting firm Kimley-Horn has grown from only three employees when it was founded in 1967 to over 3,000 employees in 75 offices today. With an employee-focused culture already in place, the company sought to strengthen its workforce diversity through creation of a specific program called LIFT: Lasting Impact for Tomorrow. This article describes the path taken to create, implement, and ultimately improve LIFT, a program that serves as a model for organizations across industries seeking to close gaps in workforce equality.

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