Zweig Group Announces 2024 ElevateHER® Cohort & Symposium

Jan 24, 2024

Zweig Group, the leading provider of advisory services, research, and education for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, is proud to announce its 2024 ElevateHER® cohort – a special group focused on developing and disseminating pragmatic solutions to the AEC industry’s recruitment and retention crisis. See the complete list of cohort members here.

ElevateHER® was founded in 2019 with a resolute focus in forging pathways to success for underrepresented groups by serving as the connector and a central hub for relevant resources and information. Since its inception, ElevateHER® has brought together more than 120 alumni, 50 esteemed speakers and advisors, and 60 partnering AEC firms. The 2024 cohort will meet in-person for the first time at the ElevateHER® Symposium on March 6 – held at Rayleigh Underground in Irving, Texas – to kick off their mission-driven journey, and carry on the ElevateHER® legacy. New cohort members have the opportunity to continue building on any established ElevateHER® project, or work with other cohort members to come up with a new idea. Solutions from past cohorts are hosted/curated as open resources, and are available on the ElevateHER® website.

“Authentic and industry-shaping diversity initiatives like those envisioned by the ElevateHer® cohort foster inclusive workplaces that attract, retain, and develop an increasingly diverse workforce,” said Jeremy Clarke, Director of Executive Search & Recruiting at Zweig Group. “By supporting and embracing these initiatives, AEC firms build stronger teams, drive innovation, and meaningfully position themselves as employers-of-choice in an intensely competitive market.”

The 2024 ElevateHER® Symposium will feature bold and powerful panel discussions, focused keynote presentations from industry leading change agents, as well as select presentations from past cohorts about their projects and research findings. It is bound to inspire, empower, and connect not only the newly selected cohort members, but all attendees alike. 

"ElevateHER® is built on the premise that our legacies are inextricably linked, and we are all called to act,” said Shirley Che, Director of Field Marketing & Learning at Zweig Group. “The relationships and camaraderie that develop between cohort members, advisors, and speakers are the bonus that we don't advertise enough. The members of this network remain closely-knitted and often become each other's trusted personal resource, and that's incredibly invaluable."

The 2024 ElevateHER® Symposium is intended for anyone interested in solving the AEC industry’s top challenge – recruitment and retention – through the lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Past attendees have included firm leaders, diversity officers, ERG leaders, HR professionals, ElevateHER® alumni, and many other titles within the AEC industry. It will be a forum for AEC professionals to learn, connect, and collaborate.

Zweig Group is grateful for the generous support of our 2024 ElevateHER® sponsors:

JQ, now IMEG
Bernhard Capital Partners, Galloway, Tamarack Grove Engineering, Urban Engineers
illuceo, O'Connell Robertson, PK Electrical, SMPS

For more information about attending the 2024 ElevateHER® Symposium, please visit our website

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.