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Episode 054: Do More with EDI
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Do More with EDI
Today’s episode focuses on why we need reprioritize and make greater progress on equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to better attract, engage, retain, and get the best out of our people and clients alike.
“Better EDI is a high priority for many in our organizations – especially from the manager level down, and it’s becoming an increasing priority – and even a filter – employee and client prospects are using to evaluate whether they want to work for or with us.”
–Peter C. Atherton, PE
“Without the person in the power position reaching down and creating the conditions for safety and trust, the conversations don’t happen.”
–Peter C. Atherton, PE
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Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Podcast episode with Stephanie Slocum, founder of Engineers Rising LLC and an author of She Engineers on Engaging, Growing, and Retaining Your Female Engineers
- Podcast episode with Mia Scharphie, owner of Build Yourself Workshop on Gender Equity in AEC: Winning the Mid-Career Moments
- Podcast episode with Rico Quirindongo, principal architect at DLR Group and Civic Design Leader on Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Podcast episode with Rico Quirindongo, principal architect at DLR Group and Civic Design Leader on Advancing AEC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in 2020
- ActionsProve’s Leadership & Management Development Services
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About the Host
Peter C. Atherton, P.E. is an AEC industry insider having spent more than 20 years as a successful professional civil engineer, principal, major owner, and member of the board of directors for high-achieving firms. Pete is now the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC, author of Reversing Burnout. How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow! A Blueprint for Professionals and Business Owners, and the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process. Pete works with AEC firms and leaders to grow and advance their success through modern and new era focused strategic planning and implementation, executive coaching, leadership and management development, performance-based employee engagement, and corporate impact design.