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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

SMPS Advances: July 2020

August 13, 2020

To provide transparency and expand member engagement, SMPS HQ provides an executive summary of the board of directors’ discussions and decisions following each regular meeting. The eight-member board of directors meets at least four times 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