Study after study has concluded that there is a clear link between workplace diversity, increased productivity, and the bottom line. In fact, according to a study by Forbes, companies with a diverse workforce produce 19% more in earnings than their less diverse counterparts. You need talented workers now more than ever.
So why, at a time when the skilled labor shortage is hitting the construction particularly hard, do woman make up just 9% of the US construction industry workforce? Can you afford not to diversify your workforce? Join us for this discussion on a subject that profoundly impacts our industry; the challenges, benefits, rewards, and strategies associated with recruiting and retaining top talent in today’s market.
Topics of discussion will include:
Why diversity is important to the success of your organization
Recruitment and retention strategies
Challenges and solutions for women working in a male-dominated industry
Creating strong, long-lasting, and supportive networks
How workforces have had to adapt since COVID-19
Advocates and allies: Fostering an inclusive work environment
Moderated by Heidi Ellsworth, Roofers Coffee Shop Panelists:
Tiffany Hutcheson, Sales and Customer Service Manager, Brightsmith Coaters
Sonya Malik, President, Association of Women in Metal
Minnie Robles, Product Representative, ATAS International