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CH2M HILL—Sponsoring Women into Critical Roles

Bill Dehn, Executive Vice President, understands the power of sponsorship. As former head of North American Operations for engineering and construction firm CH2M HILL, he knew what it took to be successful at the organization. As a vocal champion for women’s advancement, Mr. Dehn used—and continues to use—his influence to make sure that women received the critical experiences they needed to advance. With the support and participation of senior leaders at CH2M HILL, the company made a conscious decision to develop high-potential women more quickly by valuing potential over seniority in awarding critical assignments and job opportunities.