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Standing Up

March 25, 2021

SMPS is a diverse community, and we stand in solidarity with our Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) members. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families of the recent violence in Atlanta. We Read More

The Diversity Differentiator

March 22, 2021

As business development and marketing professionals, we spend much of our efforts highlighting how our firms are different and, most importantly, demonstrating our firm’s value over that of competitors. In other words, “In a world Read More

Women in the Workplace: How We Can ElevateHER

March 15, 2021

Make no mistake about it: The A/E/C industries are at an HR crossroads, and the decisions firms make today will determine the talent available for the next professional generation. The lessons learned from previous crises Read More

Gender-Neutral Pronouns and A/E/C Success

March 11, 2021

For the first two years of my A/E/C career, I lived and worked in Santiago, Chile. One thing that always stood out to me, especially in the workplace, is that Spanish is a very gendered Read More

Taking Action for Racial Equality in A/E/C

March 9, 2021

In 2003, SMPS issued its first diversity statement, which came out of the work of a prior task force created for this purpose. Since that time, various members, chapter leaders, board members, and staff have Read More

SMPS DEI Task Force: Marching Into 2021

January 8, 2021

In February 2020, the SMPS board approved the creation of a task force to suggest initiatives and strategic objectives to increase awareness of and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion for our membership, the marketing Read More

Stepping Up in the Golden Mountain

October 26, 2020

When I was asked to write this blog, I was honored and then thought: Do I have anything to share? Aren’t there others who have more powerful stories like Kim, Damion, and Rhonda who have Read More

A Seat at the Table

June 15, 2020

As I look across the ranks, do I see me? It is, unfortunately, a common thought by people of color in the corporate world. That idea has traveled with me as a member of SMPS Read More