A new SAME president

Jane Penny (above), the first woman president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), recently closed out her term and handed the reins to Mike Blount. Both AECOM executives, Jane and Mike discuss their SAME experiences. Jane Penny I was so honored and excited to have served as the national president for SAME over […]

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Empowering women and girls: the smart way to build a better world

“Investing in girls and women unlocks untapped potential, and creates a ripple effect that benefits families, communities and entire nations. It’s 2016: now is the time to turn the conversation from ‘if and why’ to ‘how and now.’” – Katja Iverson, CEO, Women Deliver This May, people from over 60 countries came together to take part […]

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Excellence Awards: Improving food security in the pearl of Africa

I’ve just landed in Entebbe, Uganda, to supervise the construction of a grain store that my colleagues and I at Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD) have spent the last two years designing and fundraising for. I’ll admit I’m a little nervous; I have no idea what to expect. I’ve never been to Africa before and […]

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