The Pipeline to Diversity and Inclusion in the Geoprofessions: Challenging the Profession to Increase Innovation, Profitability, and Future Sustainability

by Kimberly Finke Morrison, P.E., (M.ASCE), Director of tailings & water management for Newmont Corporation, based in Denver, CO,
Veronica De Freitas, P.E., (M.ASCE), Department manager of the Tampa Geotechnical Engineering group of Universal Engineering Sciences, LLC.,
Laura (Reinbold) Register, P.E., Principal, vice president, and the national director of Terracon Consultant Inc.’s Healthcare strategic business sector.,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2020, Vol. 24, Issue 6, Pg. 38-43

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) is a term often used in the workplace, but its meaning is not well understood. People generally value the concept, but its nebulousness has kneecapped the movement. In fact, people often mistakenly think that, with creation of a diverse workplace, inclusion will automatically follow. Yet, inclusion should exist in tandem; it’s the climate where diversity thrives.

Subject Headings: Pipelines | Workplace diversity | Innovation | Profits | Sustainable development


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