In their selection, the judges noted the consistent and progressive effort by Mott MacDonald’s leadership and team members to effect meaningful change in the industry and our broader community, as well as the effort and capacity afforded to individuals to make time for training and advocacy, and the impact resulting from clear organizational policy. For example, an expectation of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion principles in and out of the workplace, and that:
- Leaders must make time to understand and deliver on EDI
- It’s okay not to know everything, but not okay to ignore this lack of awareness.
- And, embedding EDI into core processes is critical to delivering inclusive social outcomes.
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About the Award
In 2020, the ACEC-BC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee worked with our Board to bring forward a new award recognizing the impact of member actions on advancing our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Committee proposed the Award to shine a light on the many ways members are working together to build a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive industry and to recognize the considerable effort needed to effect change.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award selection was made by a panel of members representing different business practices, which acknowledges that actions supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion are not the responsibility of any one person or group, and must be considered core to the business practice of every member firm.
Change can be difficult. Like building any technical skill, change needs time, clear intention, and deep commitment. Building a more diverse and inclusive industry is a journey, and our inaugural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award recipients support us all through their leadership by example.