BL Companies received the 2020 WTS Connecticut Employer of the Year Award for its efforts to support and advance women in the transportation industry. Employer of the Year is awarded to organizations that recruit, retain, advance, and support women in the transportation industry through career and professional development, continuing education, and professional organization memberships as well as provide encouragement to female students entering the transportation industry through internships. BL Companies will be honored alongside other award winners at a Virtual Awards Dinner in May, 2021.
The WTS Connecticut Board of Directors commended BL Companies for its contributions, writing that “[BL Companies’] support of women within the transportation industry has made a significant difference in how WTS Connecticut is perceived today.”
“We are honored to receive an award in recognition of our support for women in the transportation industry,” said Carolyn Stanworth, President and CEO of BL Companies. “Creating an environment that engages and advances women is an important goal for our firm.” BL Companies is a 100% employee-owned company providing multidiscipline architectural, engineering, environmental, and land surveying services to clients throughout the US. BL is consistently listed among the Top 500 Design in the US by Engineering News-Record and has over 350 employee-owners across Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas.