Parsons Brinckerhoff believes that achieving diversity is a business imperative. As a global provider of infrastructure services, we work in widely varying cultures in all parts of the world. In order to be successful, we must be able to respond to our clients with a workforce that reflects and is respectful of the communities in which we work. Moreover, we believe that the diverse talents and backgrounds of Parsons Brinckerhoff people enable us to offer a broader range of capabilities to our clients. We value differences, and strive to create a work environment in which people are respected for the unique contributions they make to Parsons Brinckerhoff and ultimately to our clients.
Parsons Brinckerhoff promotes diversity through a number of employee networks. Our Diversity Oversight Committee, which is chaired by the Global Director of Human Resources, guides Parsons Brinckerhoff policy on diversity and inclusion. Employee groups such as the Black Professionals Network, Hispanic Resource Network and Women's Outreach Network seek to broaden opportunities for employees to achieve their full potential. Our Professional Growth Network, a group of employees with 10 or fewer years of experience, seeks to realize the potential of Parsons Brinckerhoff's emerging professionals to contribute their talents to the organization.
Parsons Brinckerhoff's efforts to achieve diversity have been recognized in our industry by organizations such as Women's Transportation Seminar International, which named Parsons Brinckerhoff Employer of the Year in 2005. The Greater New York and San Diego chapters of WTS recognized Parsons Brinckerhoff as Employer of the Year in 2010. The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials named Parsons Brinckerhoff its 2010 Corporation of the Year and also recognized the firm with a 2010 Corporate Citizen Award.