Zweig Group has announced the 2022 ElevateHER™ cohort, a special task force comprised of individuals with a commitment to promote diversity as a means to combat recruiting and retention challenges in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
ElevateHER ensures underrepresented demographics find success in the AEC industry by serving as an advisor and a hub of information and resources. The previous two cohorts worked as different project teams, each concentrating on a particular challenge or focus area in order to provide an end product or strategy that can make a measurable impact on the AEC industry. The 2022 cohort will focus on continuing these projects as well as some new ideas and initiatives.
"We are energized by the continued growth and momentum that the ElevateHER program has generated. We received more applications for the Class of 2022 than ever before, and are honored to welcome the largest and most diverse cohort class to date to the program," said Jamie Claire Kiser, managing principal and founder of ElevateHER. "The growth of this program represents proof of concept that the AEC industry can work together to take action and seize opportunities to find creative solutions that will turn this recruitment and retention challenge into opportunity."
All individuals, regardless of age, experience, gender, background, or job role, were welcome and encouraged to apply. Some alumni from past cohorts of the program will return as advisors in 2022. View the 2022 roster, along with returning alumni advisors, here.