Submitted by Deb on Mon, 08/30/2021 - 15:24

HBK Engineering LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group Empower launched its first companywide meeting on August 26th, with more than 60 attendees both virtually and in-person at our Carroll office.

HBK President Ronald G. Kaminski said how pleased he is with Empower and the commitment Quanta Services has made to maintaining and adapting HBK culture.

The mission of Empower is to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion (D&I) within the company. Empower will create a supportive network of LGBTQ+ employees and their Allies that will advocate for and empower LGTBQ+ staff. Empower will be a strategic partner with HBK Engineering through continual learning and programming.

Empower President Camden Breeding introduced the Empower Board Members and thanked HBK for being a supporter of initiatives with LGBTQ organizations including the Center for Halsted and Chicago Pridefest. Empower plans to have monthly programming and events including a keynote, Allies training and workshops.

Empower Launch at Carroll
Attendees broke into small group discussions
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