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Presentation discusses how to incorporate DBEs, D&I programs into infrastructure industry
W&WD and Roads & Bridges (R&B) magazines announced they will present “Think Diversity: Successfully Incorporating DBEs and D&I Programs” as a complimentary educational webinar for their respective audiences Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at 2 p.m. EST.
A first-of-its-kind presentation, the Think Diversity webinar covers the ABCs of disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and “how-to” tips for implementing successful internal diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs for infrastructure industry companies.
Moderated by W&WD Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Lisican, the webinar features presenters Regina Berry, diversity administrator for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; Len Becker, vice president/office leader of Tampa, HNTB; and Dr. Lisa M. Black, senior manager of diversity & inclusion at the American Society of Civil Engineers.
“Committing to a strong DBE program and the principles of fairness and opportunity for all business partners benefits us all,” said W&WD Publisher Dennis Martyka.
“Organizational D&I programs promote growth, structure and continued success in any organization,” said R&B Publisher Ryan Hanson.
Intended webinar audience members include infrastructure contractors, corporate management, municipal engineers, government administrators, and public works and safety directors. Following the webinar is a Q&A session.