Gannett Fleming won the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2018 Glass Hammer Award for its Connected Women at Gannett Fleming™ employee resource group.
ARTBA gives the award to a company in the transportation construction industry that has innovative programs to engage and encourage female leaders. Connected Women co-founder Judy Hricak, CPSM, CiPP, vice president and chief communications officer, received the award on behalf of the firm during ARTBA’s national convention in New York City.
“I am grateful to ARTBA for recognizing the hard work of the Connected Women founders, steering committee members, and Connected Ambassadors from across the firm,” said Bob Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO. “These women are laying a foundation that will serve all employees of Gannett Fleming – both men and women – for years to come.”
Connected Women began in 2017 with the mission to create a culture that empowers, supports, and mentors women to achieve career and personal success at Gannett Fleming. Nearly 70 women currently serve as Connected Ambassadors, leading local initiatives to fulfill that mission such as fundraising for charities that serve women, networking events, and professional development. In 2018, the group launched Connected Allies, an avenue for all employees to become more involved and help make Gannett Fleming a best-in-class firm for allyship.