With the goal of promoting and strengthening DEI in the construction industry, leaders from DPR, Gilbane, Turner Construction, Mortenson, McCarthy and Clark Construction Group created an organization called “Time for Change” in 2020. One of their first accomplishments was the establishment of Construction Inclusion Week (CIW), which took place in October, 2021.
We made our debut at the Groundbreaking Women in Construction event in May 2022, where we hosted lunch round table discussions focused on Mentoring Women in Construction. Aligning with this year’s theme “Be Inspired – Feel Empowered – Get Connected,” Shirin Ali, Director of Marketing and Roxy Grigorescu, Account Executive, shared their experiences and insights on how they overcame challenges and became better allies for women.
To help celebrate this great event, we also put together an inspirational and thought-provoking video where female leaders at CMiC shared their views on gender issues and future trends within the construction industry.
To commemorate this special occasion, we asked 6 of our female changemakers to share what this day meant for them, which was captured in this informative and insightful video.
Key participants included:
Shirin Ali – Director, Marketing
Vera Rubisova – Vice President, Application Development
Melissa Afkari — Integrations Manager
Marjan Dehghani — QA Test Lead Analyst
Lorena Rogovsky — HR Generalist
Maheen Jafari — Product Manager, HCM
Female representation in our employee base has grown by 16% in recent years:1
11% increase in the proportion of female employees (overall)
16% increase in the proportion of female programmers
14% increase in the proportion of leads/managers who are female
11% increase in the proportion of senior leadership members who are female
Two of the members of our Board of Directors are female, and an additional one as part of our Strategic Senior Leadership Team
68% of our employees fall into the visible minority group
17% of our employee base have been in Canada for less than 4 years