GBCA is highlighting how the construction industry is changing in terms of diversity and inclusion and how GBCA members are working to make the change happen.
The Philadelphia Business Journal is featuring an article about how GBCA members are breaking stereotypes and the systemic changes that GBCA supports to create that change. Several GBCA members are featured in this article:
- Amy Novak, Torcon, Inc.
- Angela Hendrix, GBCA
- Charles Cook, R. S. Cook & Associates and Drexel University
- Emily Bittenbender, Bittenbender Construction, LP
- Trish Harrington, LF Driscoll
Far gone are the days when the stereotypical profile of a construction worker actually held true. Today, there is not one single face of the industry. Construction professionals now reflect diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, and with efforts underway to strengthen the industry by enhancing heterogeneity, it will become even more so in years to come. …
[T]he industry is working to ensure women, as well as minorities, have an integral presence within the construction workforce both today and in the future. Groups such as GBCA’s Construction Leadership Council, the association’s young professionals group, which is comprised of over 50% women, is helping build the foundation for the future leadership of GBCA. But the exposure to careers in construction begins even earlier, and recruitment and mentoring programs are critical to ushering in a new, diverse generation.