Harris' Leadership Academy and CEO Lisa Larrabee Featured in WTS Glass Ceiling Task Force Report

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The Women’s Transportation Seminar San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (WTS-SF) released its report “Women in the San Francisco Bay Area Transportation Industry: The Second of a Longitudinal Study for Benchmarking of Women in Leadership Roles.”

The study was a follow-up to a 2012 report and identified several lessons learned, including 1) invest in mentoring and leadership development programs, 2) promote women in local-, small- and disadvantaged business enterprises, 3) support other WTS chapters wishing to conduct similar studies, and 4) promote self-educated leadership developments.

Harris President and CEO Lisa Larrabee participated in interviews for the report and discussed Harris’ successful Leadership Academy, reflecting the firm’s investment in mentoring and leadership development. A total of 12-14 individuals are selected each year for the program, which runs over the course of a year and involves homework from leading sources of leadership writings, classroom instruction, 360 reviews, leadership assessments, one-on-one coaching, individual development plans and learning action items. Learn more about our Leadership Academy here.

Lisa Larrabee will also be a part of the sold-out WTS panel event on March 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the City Club in San Francisco. The program entitled, “Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling” will feature an executive roundtable discussion with other local transportation leaders including Tilly Chang (Executive Director, SFCTA) and Matt Henry (CEO, Fehr and Peers, moderated by Carmen Clark of Carmen Clark Consulting. Amy Rein Worth (Chair, MTC) will also provide opening remarks for this event.

About WTS

WTS is an international organization of more than 4,000 transportation professionals – both women and men – with 45 chapters representing cities and states within the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. The mission statement of WTS “transforming the transportation industry through the advancement of women” is operationalized through programs including leadership training and mentoring, networking, education, and professional development.

About Harris

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, construction and design. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada and Washington with a staff of nearly 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets.

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