Award or Recognition

Amber Ahles, Ileen Gladstone, and Rachel Hayden Named 2019 Women Worth Watching

October 31, 2019

GEI’s Amber Ahles, Ileen Gladstone, and Rachel Hayden were recent recipients of the 2019 Women Worth Watching award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. Award recipients are nominated by colleagues, peers, and mentors for their initiatives and achievements. Amber, Ileen, and Rachel each provided profiles and personal essays that reflect on being a woman in the industry of consulting engineering for the August 2019 edition of Women Worth Watching. These reflections can be found here.

Amber Ahles is an Environmental Engineer, Senior Project Manager, and the Branch Manager for GEI’s Raleigh, NC office; Ileen Gladstone is Senior Principal and Senior Vice President in Boston, MA; and Rachel Hayden is the founder of Hayden Consultants, Inc. – a GEI Company, and a Civil Engineer and Vice President in Dallas, TX.

About GEI: GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit