Kaskaskia Engineering Group named a top workplace for women

Belleville-based Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC was recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis as a top place for women to work in the fourth annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.”

KEG was recognized as one of 21 St. Louis employers demonstrating excellence in four areas of workplace gender equity – leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention.

“We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to gender equity for women professionals. My team and I make every effort to ensure equality across the board, and we value our relationships with industry partners that do the same,” said Geri E. Boyer, PE, president and founder of KEG. “We were thrilled to not only see ourselves on the list, but also a few other companies we work with on a regular basis. It’s wonderful to witness other businesses lead by example to level the playing field for talented and qualified women professionals.”

The Women in the Workplace Scorecard recognizes 21 small, medium and large companies in the St. Louis region who showed a strong commitment to women in the workplace through measurable outcomes, key policies and best practices, including demonstrating results with women in a minimum of 28 percent of top leadership roles; a minimum of 25 percent of women in the top 10 percent of the most highly compensated employees; a starting wage higher than the Missouri minimum wage; and family-friendly flexible work policies and recruitment and retention programs targeted at advancing women.

Unlike most “Best Places to Work” reports that rely on employee opinion surveys, the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard looked at objective criteria and outcomes. Through a blind data review process by a seven-person panel, the Scorecard evaluates company employment practices and their impact on gender diversity. Designated organizational representatives were asked to answer specific questions based on existing policies, practices or employee data.

“The pandemic and resulting recession have truly highlighted the importance of advancing policies and practices that benefit working women and families. Otherwise, we are at risk of eliminating the significant gains women have earned in the workplace over the last decade,” said Keri Koehler, executive director of WFSTL. “Our St. Louis honorees, recognized for their efforts throughout 2020, have demonstrated a strong commitment to women in the workplace, especially during these challenging times.”

For access to the full report, visit https://www.wfstl.org/women-in-the-workplace-initiative.

KEG is a 100 percent woman-owned professional engineering firm that provides exceptional, innovative and comprehensive solutions for our clients that improves that our environment and leads to economic vitality. KEG offices are located in Belleville, Glen Carbon, Peoria, Geneva and Champaign, Ill., as well as Evansville, Indiana, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

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