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WORKFORCE CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE | SEPTEMBER 2016 Unlocking Potential to Drive Change In forward-thinking organizations, women are not alone in their drive for increased leadership opportunities. Male leaders also support this diversity initiative. Senior executives and women's direct managers, who are often men, advocate for the development of all talent to maximize the success of their organizations. One leading environmental organization is investing in a targeted leadership program for women to identify high-potential female talent, drive corporate diversification and address a historic gender pyramid. This program provides them with 24 Females are more likely to gravitate toward male-dominated industries-such as construction, oil and gas, and technology-if they are valued in the workplace and receive the advancement opportunities they deserve. opportunities to gain corporate exposure, develop business acumen and enhance personal effectiveness. Success in the company's North America division led the firm to expand the program to women from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland. Development programs not only enhance an organization's competitive edge, but they also position the company as an employer of choice for women. Females are more likely to gravitate toward male-dominated industries-such as construction, oil and gas, and technology-if they are valued in the workplace and receive the advancement opportunities they deserve. Career Accelerators at Work This environmental organization has realized substantial gains through action plans that empower women to enhance their skills and effectiveness. One project encompassed the development of a customerfacing tool to display how the organization recycles and disposes of waste. Since initiating the program, 91 percent of the female participants have stayed with the company and 35 percent of the women have received promotions. One participant led her team to achieve 100 percent compliance for a significant client audit-an achievement she attributes in part to her enhanced skills through the program. "It was a game changer for me," she states. "This program positively impacted my role as a leader despite being the only female member on my team. Achieving 100 percent compliance is a tangible result of my team's resolve and my participation in the program." Leadership is not gender biased. This truth will drive a deeper focus on empowering women to advance their careers and to earn senior leadership and executive roles. Organizations within the construction industry will achieve these results quickly with a solid plan and coaching program focused on women. Marcia Mueller is an executive career coach and the practice leader for talent development at IMPACT Group. For more information, visit impactgrouphr.com. http://www.impactgrouphr.com http://www.insitesoftware.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Executive - September 2016

Industry Insider
In Brief
Washington Update
Construction Markets
Risk
Safety
Workforce
No Bounds to Success
Special Section: Construction Technology
Business Development
Community Outreach
Viewpoints
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Industry Insider
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - In Brief
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Washington Update
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Construction Markets
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Risk
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Safety
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - Workforce
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Construction Executive - September 2016 - No Bounds to Success
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