Embracing Equity Is Vital To Our Purpose Of Delivering A Better World

Troy Rudd, Chief Executive Officer, AECOM

 IWD 2023

At AECOM, we Embrace Equity through the empowerment of women across all levels of our organization and the promotion of gender equality throughout our industry. Following through on our commitments, we have improved the diversity of our workforce with women now comprising more than 33% of our employees and 19% of our leaders, which puts us even closer to achieving our near-term targets of 35% and 20%, respectively. 

Advancing equity, diversity and inclusion is important because we believe diversity of thought is what ultimately contributes to stronger teams and better outcomes. We work hard to foster an inclusive and respectful culture where all our employees have equitable opportunities to thrive and where their voices are heard. By setting objectives and goals for our leaders, then continuously reviewing our processes, we ensure that women are actively engaged in shaping our culture and driving our business forward. 

Equally important, embracing equity is vital to our purpose of delivering a better world, which we bring to life by prioritizing social impact in the projects we pursue and the innovative solutions we deliver so that our work reflects the diversity of the clients and communities we serve.

I am proud of where our organization stands today and look forward to making more progress in the years ahead.


Lara Poloni, President, AECOM

AECOM IWD #EmbraceEquity - Lara POLONI

Whether on the project site, in the office or in the boardroom—and regardless of gender—we are each shaped by our own lived experiences, circumstances and, in many cases, opportunity.

This International Women’s Day, I #EmbraceEquity and commit to ensuring our teams continue to reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Through recognizing our many differences as strengths, ensuring everyone has a voice that is heard, and taking personal responsibility to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable world, we are all better placed to thrive.



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