Tag: equality

Built Environment Leaders: Social Equity and Diversity Starts at the Top

January 01, 2021

More than 40 business leaders recently met to share best practices and discuss industry challenges. Leveling the playing field of social equity and diversity will require a collaborative effort within the building industry. In December 2020, more than 40 C-suite association leaders participated in high-level discussions during a roundtable to Improve the Workforce of the […]

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Study Shows More Women Employed in Construction Industry

November 01, 2020

A new study from Smart Asset used Bureau of Labor statistics to assess the workforce, comparing 2015 to 2019. The number-three fastest-growing job for women in the United States was construction manager. In 2015, there were 49,400 in that position, while in  2019, there were 99,400, an increase of 101%. The number of female civil […]

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NCARB/NOMA Study Finds Architectural Field Lacks Diversity

September 01, 2020

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA) partnered to collect data on equity in the process of becoming an architect. The study found that a person of color is 7% more likely to drop out of the path to licensure than a white person on the […]

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“Be That One Guy” Program Fights Sexual Harassment

May 01, 2020

When Vicki L. O’Leary, a union ironworker, heard about the 2017 beating death of union carpenter apprentice Outi Hicks on a worksite following days of harassment, she and fellow ironworkers formed the “Be That One Guy” campaign. The psychological violence of workplace harassment, O’Leary says, is a safety concern that the Occupational Safety and Health […]

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RCI Female Membership Grows

February 01, 2019

One of RCI’s main goals is to increase the diversity of its membership. Its outreach to women may be seen in its recent collaboration with National Women in Roofing. RCI Interface is also dedicated to recruiting more female authors to publish in the pages of this journal. We believe that female participation, perspective, and energy […]

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National Women in Roofing Pilots Scholarship Program

December 14, 2018

National Women in Roofing is pleased to offer a pilot program for scholarships for first-time attendees to NWIR Day and the International Roofing Expo at the 2019 IRE and NRCA Convention in Nashville, TN. The pilot program is designed to encourage first-time attendees who work for a contractor to experience the benefits of professional development […]

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RCI and NWIR Sign Cooperative Agreement

December 06, 2018

National Women in Roofing (NWIR) have signed a cooperative plan to further the promotion, outreach, shared purposes, and over-arching goals of the two organizations. Designed to strengthen the mutual interests of the associations and the building envelope industry at large, the cooperative agreement advocates for a combined total of almost 5,000 members in North America. […]

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The #Metoo Movement – How #Youtoo Can Mitigate Your Risk

November 01, 2018

By Trent Cotney and Marci Britt Beginning in October 2017, when dozens of women in the entertainment industry came forward with allegations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed or assaulted them, the #MeToo Movement was launched, and soon a tidal wave of similar allegations flooded in against a long list of other prominent, […]

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