HeR Green Group Promotes Women's Equality
HR Green team members participate in a variety of employee resource groups. HeR Green connects women professionals across the firm, providing support and camaraderie to cultivate skills, encourage career development, and exchange ideas.
While the presence of women in engineering is growing, this isn’t translating to the industry long-term. According to data from the Harvard Business Review, roughly 20% of engineering graduates are women; however, nearly 40% of these women either quit or never enter the engineering profession.
Rebekkah Sandt, PE, and Lara Holcombe, CPSM, co-founded HeR Green with the goal to create an environment that supports women personally and represents women’s interests professionally while advancing throughout their careers in engineering.
“It’s really important for us to create a space for the women to connect and support each other across our business lines and across our regions at HR Green. Together we share challenges and work on overcoming these through personal development programs, seminars, and events with other women at HR Green.”Rebekkah Sandt, PE, Co-Founder HeR Green
HeR Green members welcome outside speakers and professional development programs, in addition to hosting social events, holiday parties, and a book club.
Some of the HeR Green topics and events over the years include:
- Combating Unconscious Bias with Bossed Up
- How to Make Stress Your Friend
- Leadership Panel
- Brave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani
- How Working Women Can Manage their Money at Any Age with Maggie Germano
- You Can Be a Minimalist
- Mothers Panel
- Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
- How to Make Meetings Less Terrible
- Brain Health
- Project Management Panel
- Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive by Jonathan Fields
In all professions, finding a work-life balance can be difficult and it becomes more important to work to overcome environmental and cultural challenges. HeR Green works to combat the challenges women face, such as burnout, work-life balance, after-hours project requirements, and social issues.
“It is more than just getting a seat at the table. Today, there are a lot of opportunities that women get to sit at the table, but when others are really bringing women into the conversation and wanting to hear what women have to say, we can take that next step and implement those ideas. That’s when we get to equality.”Lara Holcombe, CPSM, Co-Founder HeR Green
HR Green’s mission is to build communities and improve lives, including our own team. Professional development and support for all employees is important to fulfilling this mission. HeR Green is one of many resource groups at HR Green that inspires a future workforce that reflects our community. Learn more about life at HR Green.
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