Varied perspectives for a stronger company.
Our clients and projects span the globe; so do our people. We appreciate the differences that define each one of us. The connections and collaborations among a diverse workforce give us new perspectives and drive our innovation. Together we're stronger, smarter, more efficient and more creative.
Diversity at Burns & McDonnell does not see the boundaries of race, ethnicity, religion or gender. We embrace and celebrate our differences, not just with dedicated programs but within the core values of our organization. Our Diversity Advisory Committee leads initiatives to celebrate, educate and showcase our diverse workforce.
We also cultivate diversity in our suppliers and subcontractors. Learn more about our Business Inclusion and Development efforts, and see how we seek out diversity in our suppliers.
Richard Montañez, once a janitor at a Frito-Lay factory and now an executive vice president at PepsiCo and inventor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, shared his story and discussed how you can own your career.
Community of Inclusion
Our annual supplier diversity awards celebrate the diverse partners that contribute to our clients' successes.
Civil Rights Pioneers
Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas talks about Civil Rights Movement history with Geneva Craig and Mary Liuzzo Lillebo. Craig marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, and Lillebo has documented her mother's life, lost to the KKK in 1965.
Diversity in the Dugout
A panel of baseball pros whose careers helped transform the sport talked about diversity in the big leagues with Bob Kendrick, the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
Burns & McDonnell CEO Ray Kowalik signs the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, joining a coalition focused on collaboration, development of best practices and sharing lessons learned.
Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young discussed his experiences with Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.
Children of Selma
Peggy Wallace Kennedy and Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughters of Gov. George Wallace and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, described their memories of growing up in Alabama during the civil rights movement.