PASADENA, CA (March 9, 2016) – Parsons is pleased to announce that Suad Khawaja, Vice President and Business Development Manager, was recognized as a Women Achieve Ambassador at the 3rd Anniversary Women Achieve event, held on March 1, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Established by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee, the Women Achieve program promotes the professional advancement of women. The program encourages companies and organizations to give women more opportunities to advance their careers by offering them positions of greater responsibility and leadership—Parsons was one of the first five signatories.
“As an accomplished manager and engineer, Suad exemplifies the business acumen and leadership skills vital for every growing company,” said Gary Adams, Parsons Group President. “I am pleased to see her honored by AmCham Abu Dhabi with this recognition.”
Ms. Khawaja has 19 years of work experience, 8 of which have been with Parsons. She has worked as a structural manager, project manager, and technical manager. Ms. Khawaja has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Jordan, Amman.
Parsons has been working in the MEA region for more than 60 years and has offices in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Bahrain. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing work in the region includes major oil and gas projects as well as highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading disruptive technology provider in the global defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities. Please visit Parsons.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we’re making an impact.