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Jennifer Haddad of Urban Engineers Selected to Zweig Group’s 2024 ElevateHER® Cohort
Publication Date
January 30th 2024

Urban Engineers is excited to announce that Human Resources Manager Jennifer Haddad GPHR, SHRM-SCP, was selected to Zweig Group’s 2024 ElevateHER® cohort, a unique group focused on developing and disseminating pragmatic solutions to the AEC industry’s recruitment and retention crisis. See the complete list of cohort members here.


“The AEC industry is dedicated to designing and building strong foundations, innovative solutions, and lasting connections. Zweig Group's ElevateHER® cohort is a shining example of this spirit, and I am honored to be a part of it. Together with dedicated professionals from across the country, I am looking forward to creating and implementing initiatives that promote inclusivity and equity in the industry," said Jennifer Haddad, Human Resources Manager at Urban Engineers. 


Founded in 2019, ElevateHER® focuses on forging pathways to success for underrepresented groups by serving as the connector and a central hub for relevant resources and information. Since its inception, ElevateHER® has brought together more than 120 alumni, 50 esteemed speakers and advisors, and 60 partnering AEC firms. New cohort members can continue building on any established ElevateHER® project or work with other cohort members to come up with a new idea. Solutions from past cohorts are hosted/curated as open resources and are available on the ElevateHER® website.


Urban Engineers is a proud “Ally” Sponsor of the 2024 ElevateHER® cohort. Sponsorship provides financial support to AEC professionals from all backgrounds, positions, and firm sizes who want to participate in the program.


“Authentic and industry-shaping diversity initiatives like those envisioned by the ElevateHER® cohort foster inclusive workplaces that attract, retain, and develop an increasingly diverse workforce,” said Jeremy Clarke, Director of Executive Search & Recruiting at Zweig Group. “By supporting and embracing these initiatives, AEC firms build stronger teams, drive innovation, and meaningfully position themselves as employers-of-choice in an intensely competitive market.”


The Zweig Group is a leading research, publishing, and advisory resource for architecture, engineering, planning, & environmental consulting firms.