Janet González Tudor featured in Hispanic Executive
HDR’s Director of Transportation Operational Resiliency Discusses Inclusion, Community Engagement
Hispanic Executive magazine featured HDR Director of Transportation Operational Resiliency Janet González Tudor, sharing her passion for her work and how being a first-generation Mexican-American has influenced her life.
González Tudor spoke to the magazine about her interest in inclusion — an issue she has championed throughout the industry.
“As a Latina, I believe the social movement that started in 2020 has essentially given under-represented groups, such as women, people of color, and those in the LGTBQ+ communities, a platform to talk about their career experiences and weave their own personal stories into solution-oriented recommendations,” she told the magazine. “It was an important year to revisit and finesse conversations around inclusion and diversity, and the messages from our CEO and leadership-on-down make me feel proud about this organization.”
She also discussed community engagement and its importance in transportation projects, including two transit rail projects in Arizona.
“In order to be successful in implementing infrastructure change,” she said, “you absolutely have to engage the entire community and formalize partnerships at many levels. The earlier you plan for engagement, the better off you will be.”