"You need to really be vulnerable and be okay with looking at the numbers and looking at the past and saying 'we need to do better'." - Mary Person (F.H. Paschen)
The past few months have brought historic and overwhelming change to almost every aspect of our lives—in public health, the economy, politically, socially and in almost any sector you can imagine. And while some of this change has brought devastation to many, especially Black and Brown communities who have been historically underfunded and underserved, it has also brought much needed conversations in places and spaces that have needed to be transformed and the construction industry is no exception. We brought together our Executive Director, Manny Rodriguez, Shahara Byford (Power Construction), Mary Person (F.H. Paschen) and Scott Simpson (Scott Simpson Design + Build) for a conversation discuss around the changes that have been happening in construction and the work that still needs to be done in order to create a diverse and inclusive industry.