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executives, those numbers drop to under 18 percent for women
and under 4 percent for minority groups-with similar statistics
for boardrooms.
"It highlighted the missed opportunity we are having," says
Carragher, noting that engineering firms are competing not
only with each other, but also with other fields, for top talent.
"We need to create a much better environment so that diverse
populations see opportunity in our industry change. We need to
create an atmosphere where people feel like they can succeed and
bring their whole self to work each day."
ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES

The DIWG report offers a wide range of suggestions. For example, Member Firms need to communicate about diversity and
inclusion, develop strong programs, and measure outcomes, but
they also need to embed these values in their culture through
tone-setting from the top. Outside consultants are important,
but companies should also invest in development for internal
trainers. And while organizations should push for transformative
change, they should also manage expectations and even prepare
for the reality that they will likely make some missteps in their
efforts.

"Leaders are in a
position to create
change."
DOUG MCKEOWN
CEO
WOODARD & CURRAN

Promoting diversity and inclusion is not just a matter of reaching out to a wider applicant pool, although that is part of it,
according to Masai Lawson, director of talent acquisition for
Gannett Fleming and a member of the working group. She notes
that leaders also must watch out for behavior that they might otherwise not notice, such as men speaking over women in meetings.
"Some people just are not aware of certain behaviors because
they have been condoned for so long," Lawson says. "You need to
educate people, and then you need to charge leaders to manage
that better and correct the behavior."
Lawson says that managers should also reflect carefully on their
processes for making hiring and promotion decisions.

Message to Leadership

DIWG

Members of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) were asked what one thing they would like to tell or ask their firms'
chief executives.
Among the DIWG members' messages to leadership, one response stood out: "Implementing diversity and inclusion will take
COURAGE. Do you have that courage?"
Additional comments from DIWG members centered on the need for firm leaders to take diversity and inclusion seriously;
to clearly display their commitment to the effort; and to make a commitment to listen objectively to the diversity and inclusion
challenges that exist in a company, and not display insincere support for these issues.

Back from left: Tina Horn, Alfred Benesch & Co; Masai Lawson, Gannett Fleming; Beverly Williams, Langan; Stephanie Price, Terracon; Julianne Nevins, Simpson Gumpertz
& Heger; Sean Samsel, Psomas; Carolyn Kitts, Gresham Smith; Keri Kocur, VHB; Lisa Robert, RS&H; Mina Biggs, Hanson Professional Services; Deb Gordon, DPC; Lori Hall,
Kimley-Horn; Jennifer Palhete, RS&H; Stephanie Rodriguez, Olsson; Stephanie Bowers, KCI; Pamela Zapata, STV. Front from left: Meredith Clark, Urban Engineers;
Doug McKeown, Woodard & Curran; Jennifer Chatt, CHA; Erin McConahey, ARUP; Mike Carragher, VHB; and Vanessa Ryder, VHB.

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Contents
FROM ACEC TO YOU
MARKET WATCH
ACEC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
THE PRIVATE SIDE
PROMOTING A MORE DIVERSE INDUSTRY
COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES
EXAMINING THE POST-COVID-19 WORKPLACE
ACEC HOLDS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING
2020 NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
REBOOTING CAREERS
SURVEYING & GIS INNOVATIONS
PHILANTHROPIC FUN
MEMBER ORGANIZATION PROFILE: ACEC/NC
ACEC/PAC NOTCHES ANOTHER RECORD YEAR
IN THE NEWS
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
BUSINESS INSIGHTS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Intro
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Cover2
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Contents
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 2
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 3
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - FROM ACEC TO YOU
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 5
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MARKET WATCH
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 7
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - ACEC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 9
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 11
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - THE PRIVATE SIDE
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 13
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - PROMOTING A MORE DIVERSE INDUSTRY
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 15
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 16
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 17
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 19
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 20
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 21
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - EXAMINING THE POST-COVID-19 WORKPLACE
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 25
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - ACEC HOLDS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 27
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 2020 NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 29
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - REBOOTING CAREERS
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - SURVEYING & GIS INNOVATIONS
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - PHILANTHROPIC FUN
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MEMBER ORGANIZATION PROFILE: ACEC/NC
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - ACEC/PAC NOTCHES ANOTHER RECORD YEAR
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 51
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - IN THE NEWS
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 55
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - BUSINESS INSIGHTS
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