For us, diversity is both an essential principle and a key business advantage.
At CH2M, we know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We’re an industry leader in promoting diversity because it makes us a stronger company where brilliant people of all backgrounds feel at home. And our widely different perspectives and talents greatly enhance our ability to provide clients with more imaginative and effective solutions.
How we bring diversity and inclusion to life in our company and communities
Fostering women in STEM
At CH2M, we practice what we preach. Starting from the top, our CEO, Jacque Hinman, is just one of a number of talented, successful women making a difference around the world for our clients, and who dedicate their time and talent to serve as role models and mentors to the generation of female engineers who will follow them.
Behind Jacque is a diverse range of people within our ranks who are proud to work for a company that helps empower women in this industry. We’ve worked to champion women in engineering through:
- STEM programs in schools and internships
- Supporting a Global Women’s Network with local chapters for the voluntary opportunity of sharing information, ideas and resources to actively promote and support women at CH2M.
Employee network groups
Open for membership to all employees, these networks provide opportunities for CH2Mers to share their knowledge and experience to support each other in reaching career development goals. These networks include:
- Black Employee Network Group - Harambee
- Hispanic Employee Network Group - Enlace
- Disability Group - Assist. Connect, Educate. (A.C.E.)
- LGBTA Group (L.I.F.E/Leadership Inspiriting Full Equality)
- JuMP - Junior and Mid Level Professionals Network
- Multicultural ENG - SHARE - Sharing Across Respective Ethnicities
- Veterans Network - VetNet
- Women’s ENG
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program was started by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in 2007 to inspire kids to go to college and to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Tailored to reach children of color, but open to all, the 2014 SEEK Denver program included 275 third, fourth and fifth grade students from very diverse backgrounds. By designing, building, testing and troubleshooting various project toys, participants develop a math and science understanding. CH2M is a committed sponsor and organizer of the program, hosting unique activities and helping NSBE recruit 50 college students from universities to serve as "mentors" for the program. This not only provided role models to the children, as many mentors were engineering majors and more than half were black, and half were women, but also provided our company with an opportunity to see if some of the mentors might be a right fit as future CH2M interns and employees. Watch the video below to learn more about the program and experience for students, mentors and CH2Mers alike.