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AECOM inspires young girls to consider STEM careers

AECOM inspires young girls to consider STEM careers

 February 14, 2024

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In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, AECOM highlighted some of the work it does in aiming to encourage girls into STEM careers.

AECOM shared stories from some of its inspiring women scientists and engineers, spotlighting the advice they would give to anyone thinking about embarking on a career with AECOM, as well as how they are engaging with initiatives to encourage girls to participate in STEM subjects.

Celebrating diversity in STEM

Along with the help from the Women's Engineering Society, AECOM participated in the Lottie Tour, an annual campaign that takes 'Lottie' to many different locations to inspire and encourage young people to consider careers in engineering and STEM subjects.

“I was pleased that Lottie was able to spend a week with us. AECOM colleagues spent time with Lottie and showed her what we do at AECOM and the wide variety of engineering and wide STEM careers available," commented AECOM Principal Engineer, Jennie Harrison. "It’s great to be part of this initiative, which really shows and celebrates the diversity in the sector. Thank you to Johanna Crabb, Georgia Bath, Davide Columbo, Helen Smith, Ilaria Grossoni, Natasha Mehmood and Nick Struggles for their help and support.”

Bringing unique perspectives to an AECOM career

AECOM's global community of technical experts and professionals means that its colleagues can create relationships that support their development and embark on a career path that fits their goals. The women working with AECOM in science and engineering roles bring their expertise, skills and unique perspectives to help AECOM solve its clients’ biggest challenges.

Committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) within the organization and the industry, AECOM is cultivating a work environment that is safe and respectful, where everyone is empowered to bring their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to bear on some of the world’s most complex challenges.

Hear more from the women helping AECOM to deliver a better world.

Engaging with people and opportunities

AECOM Junior Environmental Scientist

"Do not wait for someone else to do it for you. You must get your hands dirty. You cannot hope someone else will open the door for you. You need to engage with people and opportunities and ensure you get things done," said AECOM Junior Environmental Scientist, Namso Nyamela.

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Young girls need opportunities for choice

AECOM Associate Director Environment Africa

"I think it is important for young girls to be given the opportunity of choice, to choose what they want to do with their lives. If that is science, then pursue it with everything you have," commentedECOM Associate Director, Environment Africa, Elisabeth Nortje.

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Learning and gaining from experiences

AECOM Technical Director Environment

"Be open to opportunities that present themselves to you. It may take you in a different direction and sometimes may not even work. But out of these experiences you will always learn and gain some useful insights and add to your capabilities," shared AECOM Technical Director, Environment, Mieke Barry.

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Forge a successful STEM career at prime employer for women, AECOM

AECOM is committed to improving social outcomes for its clients and communities, and fostering a culture of inclusion and respect.

Take a look at the many career pathways available with AECOM.


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