Zweig Group’s ElevateHER program launches new website dedicated to providing solutions to combat recruitment and retention issues while ensuring equal opportunities for everyone in the AEC industry. In addition to providing information about the ElevateHER program, this new website showcases ElevateHER™ project team resources for the industry and provides a place to connect and interact with others.
From March to October of this year, Zweig Group’s ElevateHER 2020 Cohort members worked in smaller project groups on self-chosen focused topics with an end goal of a focused deliverable designed to be shared with the rest of the industry at Zweig Group’s ElevateHer symposium and Elevate AEC Conference. Project topics ran the gamut including methods to support individuals in the industry at all stages and phases of their life, addressing conflict and implicit biases, designing career paths, awarding and incentivizing diverse projects and firms, and much more.
The website was spearheaded by project team, “WeRise,” comprised of Blake Calvert, Janki DePalma, Jacqueline Devereaux, Elide Pantoli, Dara Davulcu, Susan Dawson, Ginger Lacy, Susan Osterberg, Jennifer Porter, Jason Pereira, and Veronica Porter.
One outcome from Team WeRise was a deck of 24 cards to encourage engaged employees. Created in partnership with industry leaders, it features a series of discussion opportunities to engage with underrepresented demographics, as well as reassess, evaluate and improve workplace culture. This card deck is available for download on the website here.
Applications for the 2021 ElevateHER cohort are now available here.