The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently announced Kimberly Moore, President and Founder of KDM Engineering, as this year’s recipient of the Society of Women Engineers’ Entrepreneur Award. The award recognizes Moore for her impact on the Society as well as the engineering community. KDM Engineering is one of the largest Black, woman-owned electrical engineering firms. The Entrepreneur Award honors an individual who chose to follow a different path than their colleagues in the corporate and academic worlds, and in doing so, serves as a role model.
“It is always humbling to receive recognition from industry organizations like SWE, that share my values and commitment to supporting women in engineering and increasing diversity in the field,” said Kimberly Moore. “Making the transition from engineer to starting my own firm took a lot of grit and determination, but being able to impact the careers of other engineers, particularly women, and experience their success firsthand makes it all worthwhile.”
Honoring Kimberly Moore and future engineers
Only 13 percent of engineers are women. This makes it especially important to highlight SWE’s mission and lead by example. SWE aims to demonstrate that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background. Moore is doing just that with her nonprofit, Calculated Genius, Inc. This year, Calculated Genius awarded 17 high school girls pursuing engineering at the collegiate level a total of $46,000 in scholarships. Moore also boasts an incredibly diverse team at KDM, supporting women of all backgrounds in their engineering careers.
“Building a uniquely diverse team became a trademark of KDM, and I’m incredibly proud to support a staff of different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences,” said Moore. “When we have a workforce that accurately represents the diversity in our communities, everyone benefits.”
Moore accepted the Entrepreneur Award at SWE’s annual conference, WE21. The conference took place virtually from Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
About KDM Engineering
KDM is one of the largest Black, woman-owned electrical engineering firms. It focuses on power distribution design, gas distribution and telecommunications design. KDM has its headquarters in Chicago with branch offices on the east coast. The firm specializes in full-service engineering consulting and design, project management, utility coordination, drafting and permitting. An Engineer of Choice (EOC) for several large utilities, KDM aims to re-engineer the future, together! Learn more at kdmengineering.com.
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