Ameren Corporation has been recognized as a “Top 50 Employer” by Woman Engineer Magazine for providing a positive working environment for women engineers.
Ameren, ranked No. 30, joins several prominent multinational companies such as Google, General Motors, and Microsoft on the annual list.
“We always strive to provide an environment for the success of our employees and are honored to be recognized as a ‘Top 50 Employer’ for outstanding women in the field of engineering,” said Mark Lindgren, chief human resources officer for Ameren Corporation.
“With current and planned investments in our infrastructure, we are actively recruiting engineers and this recognition lets others know we are a great place to work,” he said. “Our culture values and enhances diversity across our organization, which is crucial to helping us achieve our goal to help power the quality of life for all of our customers.”
Ameren is widely recognized for its efforts to develop and maintain an inclusive workplace. For the last three years, DiversityInc has ranked the company among its top 5 utilities for workplace diversity, and Ameren’s Diversity Council is routinely cited among the top 25 in the nation for ensuring that employees feel valued and respected in the workplace.
“When I decided my senior year in high school to pursue an engineering degree I was told that the profession may just be too hard,” said Belleville, Ill., operating center engineer Gina Eberhart, who is responsible for distribution planning, reliability and maintenance of substations for Ameren Illinois.
“It’s a challenge that I am glad I accepted,” she said. “I want other females, and all students for that matter, to consider a career in engineering. It may be a challenging degree to attain but once achieved it opens endless possibilities. Ameren has been the ideal place to grow my career.”
“When I started working at Ameren, I was surprised by how many female engineers were in my department, and that number has continued to increase,” said Sarah Dorlac, who is a project engineer for the design of new or modifications to existing transmission substations for Ameren Missouri.
“I feel valued and held to the same high standards as everyone else at Ameren. It’s important for female students to realize that there are incredible opportunities in the field of engineering. Universities oftentimes offer engineering scholarships to encourage female students to explore their passion for math and science.”
The honorees of the 22nd annual Woman Engineer Magazine’s “Top 50 Employers” list are chosen by Woman Engineer readership; which includes student, entry-level and professional women engineers.
For a complete list of the “Top 50 Employers,” visit eop.com/mags-WE.php. The entire list will also appear in the spring 2013 edition of Woman Engineer.