Kimberly Moore and guests pose for a photo at the ATHENA Leadership Awards reception in Chicago on Nov. 21.Kimberly Moore, President and Founder of KDM Engineering, PLLC, is proud to be named ATHENA International’s 2019 Chicagoland ATHENA Emerging Leader. Recipients embody the attributes of the ATHENA Leadership Model, including strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment. A fierce supporter of women and minorities in STEM and business, Moore has developed a diverse workplace where women and minorities are thriving, as well as a nonprofit dedicated to introducing underrepresented youth in Chicago to STEM fields.

“You represent the kind of woman we believe sets the standard for all women with regard to living their best life, achieving their full potential and sharing their gifts with other women (and girls) along the way,” KL Robertson Daly and Jackie d’Escoto wrote in their recognition letter.

The ATHENA Leadership Award is unique in both scope – local, national and international – and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The award is presented to a woman (or man) who is honored for professional excellence, community service and actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Moore is honored to be among such a motivated, influential group of leaders.

“Receiving the ATHENA Emerging Leader Award puts me among a significant group of leaders worldwide who are dedicated to creating professional, diverse, community-centric work environments,” Moore said. I’m proud of the strides we’ve made to inspire young women to pursue STEM, and I will continue that work through my nonprofit, Calculated Genius, striving to change the face of engineering.”

Moore was honored Thursday, November 21 at the 2019 Chicagoland ATHENA Leadership Awards presentation held at Quarles and Brady.