by Nancy Greenwald, Executive Director, The Construction Institute, Inc.
Over the years between 20-25% of the attendees at the Women Who Build Summit have been men. There’s an important reason for that. Building an inclusive culture means inviting everyone to the table. The Construction Institute’s members represent the diversity of professions in the AEC industry. People who come to our events represent that range of professions. They represent a range of generations as well. This is our mission: “At Construction Institute, we are leading a collaborative movement bringing together all industry contributors to shape the future.” We want everyone at the table.
So why hold the Women Who Build Summit? Because the construction industry -- still one of the least diverse – faces a critical turning point. The talent shortage won't be solved by looking in the same places. It's about breaking new ground, together. The program isn’t just about women's issues; it is about how we, as an industry, need to evolve to stay relevant and competitive. And that's why men have an important seat at the table at the Construction Institute's 2024 Women Who Build Summit. It's for everyone committed to building a stronger, more innovative future for our industry.
Here's why men shouldn’t miss this opportunity:
Hear from men who have attended past Summits:
The program is “a fantastic window into how women are looking at workplace challenges and opportunities, as well as good professional insight for all....” - Steven Haines, director of technical operations for BVH Integrated Services.
“It’s exciting to see so many women at all different stages and leadership level in their career, meeting to share experience and knowledge to help others in the AEC Industry." - Leo Pupim, VisionPoint, LLC
Let’s harness the power of working together. Join us on March 26-27,2024 at UMass, Amherst for the 2024 Women Who Build Summit. Register today.
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