Underrepresented Women, Paths to Leadership, and the Role of Executives
This session delves into the unique challenges faced by Black women and women of color (WOC) in the AEC industry. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into their experiences, exploring topics such as work-life balance, power dynamics, and pay scales. The session critically examines the path to leadership for WOC, highlighting systemic obstacles and bias. It emphasizes the importance of removing subjectivity from processes, supporting mentorship, and fostering leadership roles for Black women and WOC. Executives' role in supporting diversity is discussed, with actionable steps provided to drive positive change and promote inclusion. The session highlights the detrimental impact of excluding these voices and inspires attendees to create a more inclusive environment.
Course expires 10/22/2026
Develop an action plan for promoting equity in their own workplace, including identifying appropriate steps, resources, and stakeholders to engage.
Analyze the historical and contemporary evolution of workplace culture, with a focus on the experiences of future generations and minority groups, in order to identify key trends, challenges, and opportunities.
Learn ways to evaluate progress towards achieving equity in the workplace, including setting measurable goals, collecting data, and implementing strategies to address identified gaps.
Identify barriers to innovation and learn strategies to overcome them while developing a mindset of continuous learning to thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape.