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Equity & Inclusion

Two Simple, but Not Easy, Priorities

There are two closely related leadership priorities that can help companies to recruit and retain employees, improve engagement and profitability, and keep workers safe. One: promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; two: address racism and discriminatory practices on the job.

The Home Depot Foundation, Home Builders Institute Partner with 100 Black Men of America to Provide Skilled Trades Training

The Home Depot Foundation and its trades training nonprofit partner, Home Builders Institute, are launching a strategic partnership with 100 Black Men of America Inc. intended to increase skilled trades training and career opportunities for Black youth. 

Andersen Joins Human Rights Campaign's Business Coalition for the Equality Act

Andersen joins a growing coalition of companies calling for the urgent passage of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would address the country's civil rights laws by including explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, as well as improve…

Utah Home Highlights Women in All Stages of the Construction Project

The Utah chapter of the National Home Builders Association Professional Women in Building Council is designing and constructing a home led by a female skilled labor team in Saratoga Springs, Utah. The 3,200-square-foot home, "The House That SHE Built," is slated to be unveiled at the 2021 Utah…

Forbes Names Andersen a Best Employer for Diversity 2021

Forbes recognized Andersen Corp. as a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity 2021. The honorees were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista Inc. in which respondents answered questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity…

By the Numbers: Women in Manufacturing

Women are underrepresented in the manufacturing industry. Despite accounting for just under half of the overall workforce, women lag in manufacturing. Here is a close-up look at the representation of women in manufacturing, according to a 2020 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a 2016…

By the Numbers: Women in the Pandemic Workforce

The pandemic has hit women in the workforce particularly hard. Participation of women in the workforce is at its lowest rate since 1988 due to a combination of factors, from school closures to women-dominated industries such as hospitality suffering most during COVID.

NAHB Forms Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

The National Association of Home Builders formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force to review and establish best practices for developing and sustaining policies designed to enhance a diverse and inclusive membership that is representative and reflective of all communities that seek the…

How to Support Women Working in the Pandemic

Recruiting and retaining a more gender-diverse workforce has been a longtime concern for the construction industry. Now, it is possible the gains that have been made could be threatened by the pandemic; more than a quarter of women are considering leaving the workforce, temporarily or permanently.

By the Numbers: Women in Construction

For this Women in Construction week, check out the latest stats on the state of women in the construction industry.