Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute joined other organizations around the world in recognizing March 8 as International Women’s Day. The event is aimed at increasing awareness about issues impacting women’s equality; calling out inequality while working to forge positive action; recognizing where important gains are being made; and, celebrating women’s accomplishments.
“I want to work with members to achieve the goal of creating a platform of support and resources for diverse people and the companies wanting to hire them,” says Cresset Chemical Technical Sales Manager Natalie Martin, who chairs the PCI Industry Diversity Committee. “We are past envisioning and talking about it. It’s time to take the steps on becoming leaders in the construction industry and make PCI the first sector of construction to accept diversity at all levels.”
The Industry Diversity Committee formed four years ago with a mission of fostering awareness around the value of diversity and an atmosphere of inclusivity in the precast, prestressed concrete industry. A Women in Precast reception it hosts during the PCI Convention engages producer and associate members and guests in discussion of common issues, successes and challenges