Globally, AECOM has many impressive women at the highest ranks of their organisation.
Lara Poloni - AECOM’s first female chief executive
For example, Lara Poloni started as a young urban planner 20+ years ago and has risen up to become AECOM’s first female chief executive. Lara Poloni knows first-hand the challenges faced by females trying to build a career in the infrastructure sector.
“Every year the bar is being raised in terms of workplace equality. Unfortunately, for years the infrastructure sector has lagged others in terms of gender diversity and equality, and we’ve really being playing catch up,” said Ms. Poloni. "AECOM recognise the benefits of a truly equitable workplace and plays our part in helping to achieve that. Our people are proud to be part of an organisation that is leading change. Whether that’s senior leaders mentoring the next generation of female leaders, tackling pay equity, creating fully flexible roles or introducing domestic violence leave, the key is to be relentless.”
Linda Griego is on the AECOM board
Linda Griego is a Director on AECOM's Board of Directors. She has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Griego Enterprises, Inc., a business management company, since 1985. She was the founder and Managing General Partner of Engine Co. No. 28, a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, from 1988 until 2010. She also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank and was Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles. She is a Director of CBS Corporation and chairs the Board of Southwest Water Company. Linda Griego is a Director of the new Martin Luther King Hospital board and serves as a trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She has also served as a Los Angeles Branch Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
General. Janet C. Wolfenbarger a further board member
United States Air Force retired General Janet C. Wolfenbarger is an AECOM broad member. A 35-year veteran of the Air Force and the branch’s first four-star female general, Janet Wolfenbarger commanded the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio from 2012 until her retirement on July 1, 2015. As part of a decorated military career, Janet Wolfenbarger served as the military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and as the services director of the Acquisition Center of Excellence at the Pentagon. She also directed the B-2 System Program Office and commanded the C-17 Systems Group for the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson. She began her career as a technical intelligence analyst in the armament division at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
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