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WTS Philadelphia Gives Urban’s Carol Martsolf Diversity Award
Publication Date
April 8th 2022, 9:00 am

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Carol Martsolf accepts the Diversity Award at WTS Philadelphia's 2022 awards gala.

Urban is pleased to announce that Carol Martsolf, PE, PMP, CPTD, LEED AP, was given the Diversity Award by WTS Philadelphia at the organization’s annual awards gala. Ms. Martsolf serves as the chief learning officer and vice president in Urban’s Philadelphia headquarters.


“Being a woman in the engineering industry for almost 30 years, I understand first-hand the importance of having a variety of voices and experience in a room.” Ms. Martsolf said. “It has been important to me to pursue leadership roles regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in both my personal and professional life. I am extremely honored to receive this award from WTS.”


A graduate of Temple University and a licensed Professional Engineer, Ms. Martsolf has utilized her technical expertise and career knowledge to create the Urban Training Institute and develop dynamic training programs. She co-created a professional group within Urban called the Urban Women’s Professional Network. The group provides mentoring and professional development for women at the firm. Ms. Martsolf is also a member of Urban’s Diversity Committee and conducts required diversity training for the firm.


Externally, Ms. Martsolf was appointed to the Equity, Diversity + Inclusion (EDI) Committee for WTS International, specifically on the Policies and Best Practices subcommittee. In this subcommittee, she supports the development of Chapter EDI Committee Formation and provides best practices and more. Ms. Martsolf also serves as the chair of Members of Society Advancing an Inclusive Culture (MOSAIC) which is the international board-level council for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The board-level committee is charged with “providing the society with leadership in all matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the civil engineering community.” Additionally, Ms. Martsolf has facilitated over 60 courses, workshops, and presentations on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) and other related topics to ASCE audiences, private firms, and clients, to help expand the understanding and importance of these critical concepts.


WTS Philadelphia annually honors achievement in the industry at its popular awards dinner. The chapter recognizes individuals, firms, agencies, and projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the regional transportation network. Student scholarships are also presented at this popular professional event. In years past, over $20,000 in educational grants have been allocated.