DALLAS (March 16, 2017) — AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure firm, celebrated International Women’s Day with a week of festivities honoring the 227 female employees in Texas and 64 in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices capped off by a lunch and learn with Rangers CFO Kellie Fischer. The week of events helped foster deeper engagement and thought provoking conversations among AECOM’s female leaders while enjoying team building activities complete with games, snacks and slushies.
At the #BeBoldForChange wall display, employees were encouraged to share a picture or story of a bold woman in their life. The events also included educational and inspirational films like the Verna Myers TED Talk on “How to Overcome Our Biases” and the movie “Miss Representation” followed by roundtable discussions on overcoming stereotypes and growing as leaders. On Thursday, March 9, Texas Rangers CFO Kellie Fischer joined the group for a lunch and learn on the behind-the-scenes financial empire of the Texas Rangers.
“International Women’s Day and the whole week of celebrations at AECOM was about reminding the women in our office that each of them has the power to influence positive change,” said Wendy Lopez, senior vice president, Texas area manager for AECOM. “We believe in supporting, enabling, elevating and respecting each other and encouraging one another to be bold.”
In addition to the team building activities throughout the week, the office collected new and unused toiletries, women’s hygiene products and make-up to donate to the local Genesis Women's Shelter.
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