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February 6, 2023
KBA actively practices its corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion in all areas of its business. It looks for opportunities to reach out to and engage its diverse staff, clients, and partners and make itself readily accessible. In 2022, KBA saw an increase in overall staff diversity and intentionally strives for more.
Creating a diverse workforce is one of the best strategies for building innovative and successful internal and external teams. Women and minorities hold firm leadership positions, and KBA’s staff makeup includes 35% women, 31% diverse ethnicities other than white, and includes veterans and people with disabilities. In 2022, KBA recognized a need to assist a group of employees that were limited in career advancement opportunities due to insufficient English language skills. KBA engaged the services of an English language learning school to assist employees and elevate their oral and written language skills.
KBA believes that competition and a diverse and inclusive staff are good for business and the consulting engineering industry. KBA actively mentors and supports emerging firms by working to include a diverse range of subcontractors in key roles, and building relationships with leaders at large and small firms to encourage teaming opportunities. The firm actively recruits and trains a diverse group of student interns to develop the pipeline of future talent to the engineering community.