International Women’s Day 2023
International Women’s Day is a global event that takes place annually on March 8th celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year’s theme is “Embrace Equity,” a focus on gender equity. No single individual or organization can stem the tide of inequity alone, and collective action and shared ownership is what makes International Women’s Day impactful.
In the construction industry, the event coincides with Women in Construction (WIC) Week, and is an opportunity to recognize the significant strides women have made toward a more equitable and inclusive future and the work that still needs to be done.
McKinstry remains committed to advancing equity and inclusion through meaningful action. These actions include:
- Expanding partnerships to support pre-apprenticeship programs specifically directed at fostering opportunities for women in the trades.
- Enhancing K-12 STEM mentorship initiatives nationwide, including in Washington, Oregon and Colorado, to uplift underserved and historically marginalized communities and increase industry access.
- Supporting three active employee-led gender equity alliances that foster inclusive experiences for women and non-binary employees at McKinstry through professional development opportunities and relationship-building.
- Building competency around gender equity and inclusion internally through comprehensive trainings and our innovative Building Bridges conversation series.
Learn more about our equity and inclusion initiatives here.
This week and beyond, let’s work together toward continued progress and building lasting change.