Rebecca David, U.S. Engineering Company Holdings Vice President of Human Resources, is featured on The Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business (WWMB) 2020 Honoree List. The WWMB program honors businesswomen in Kansas City who actively support women and their communities.
In 2007, David joined U.S. Engineering as the company’s first Human Resources professional and developed a human resources platform from the ground up. She implemented diversity and inclusion training programs, workplace flexibility advancement, a parental leave policy, a comprehensive wellness program and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally, David created an internship program, which she views as an investment in future women leaders at U.S. Engineering and in the broader construction industry in which women are underrepresented.
Growing up in the Kansas City area, David “feels a deep connection” to the community, which is evident by her involvement with several service and arts organizations: Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA), American Heart Association Go Red for Women, UMKC Bloch School of Management – HR Advisory Board, Kansas City Symphony Business Council, Blue Springs School District Music Boosters and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Aside from being an incredible honor for David and the other 24 recipients, the Women Who Mean Business award has organically created a true network of support, advocacy and mentorship in its 21 years. In addition to being recognized at a celebration event, the 2020 honorees will be featured in a special supplement to The Kansas City Business Journal’s October 9 weekly edition.
The honorees are selected by a panel of 6 judges. They must be entrepreneurs, the highest-ranking woman in an organization or highest-ranking woman reporting to a female CEO, or a partner leading a practice group or serving on an executive committee. They must also live and work in the Kansas City metropolitan area.