The Career Issue | Diversity & Inclusion
More Than Millennials
By Natalie Dolce
“Different perspectives make an organization more innovative and resilient. Geographic diversity of operations teaches best practices from around the world and enables a company to better weather regional business cycles.” Those words come from Aine Brazil, one of the construction industry’s highest-ranking female executives.
Brazil, who serves as vice chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, is not alone in her thinking. In an era of globalization and
increased competitive pressure, industry organizations are making efforts to distance themselves from CRE’s reputation as
a stalwart Old Boys’ Club built on relationships and connections. And as firms make conscious efforts to adapt to the forces
of innovation, inclusion and demographics, the field is on its way to becoming one that better reflects the dynamic global
environment and, more importantly, a new workforce driven by inclusion, collaboration, experience and diversity in terms
of culture, age, gender and geographics.