Zweig Group Announces ElevateHER® Program Updates for 2023-2024

Oct 03, 2023

Zweig Group is thrilled to announce updates for its ElevateHER® program, showcasing its continued dedication to ensuring a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and thus sustainable AEC workforce. These updates encompass the remarkable achievements of the 2023 ElevateHER® cohort, and the eagerly anticipated launch of applications for the 2024 cohort and the 2024 ElevateHER® Symposium.

Celebrating the 2023 ElevateHER® Cohort's Success

The 2023 ElevateHER® cohort culminated their program with a Sustainable AEC Workforce Solutions presentation on the main stage at Zweig Group's ElevateAEC Conference in Frisco, Texas in late September. 

"At Zweig Group, we're deeply committed to solving one of AEC’s biggest crises – talent shortage. To win the talent war against other industries, we need to establish AEC not only as a viable but also a welcoming option," said Shirley Che, director of ElevateHER®. “ElevateHER® is the embodiment of that commitment, we work to elevate the employee experience for everyone in the AEC workforce through the lenses of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are immensely proud of the 2023 cohort’s accomplishments; and more profoundly, we are honored to be the connector of the great minds of all ElevateHER® alumni, advisors, and facilitators, and to offer the resources and platform for them to pragmatically develop solutions to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis.”

The Many Ways to Join the Movement

Applications are now open for the 2024 ElevateHER® cohort. AEC professionals who share our vision for a sustainable AEC workforce, regardless of age, experience, gender, sexual orientation, or job role, are encouraged to apply. To access the application, click hereEach ElevateHER® cohort represents a special task force comprising up to 40 individuals from across the nation, spanning various disciplines and organizational roles. Working collaboratively in specific project teams, the cohort breaks down this industry-wide crisis into manageable areas of focus to create tangible solutions.

The 2024 ElevateHER® Symposium is scheduled to take place on March 6, 2024, in Irving, Texas. This annual Symposium brings bold and powerful panel discussions, DEI-focused keynote presentations, and select presentations from past ElevateHER® cohorts – updates on their research findings and team projects – to an engaged audience. Anyone interested in ElevateHER® and the mission, but might not be ready to commit to a year-long program, should attend. Attendees will walk away with implementable plans and tools to immediately make a difference. Reserve your seat here.

It is our vision that finances do not prevent the best minds from participating in ElevateHER®. For this program to be accessible to all, your financial support is instrumental. Learn more about how you can support ElevateHER® as a sponsor here.

To discover more about Zweig Group's ElevateHER® initiative, visit our website at

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.