Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates Fifth Annual Women in Construction Week with Special Industry Events

Kevin Sullivan, Executive Vice President, New England Region, Shawmut Design and Construction; Ronaldo Cheek, Principal, Diversity Development; Katie Gibbs, Project Executive, Shawmut Design and Construction; Liz Skidmore, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters; Mary Vogel, Executive Director, Building Pathways

BOSTON– Shawmut Design and Construction celebrated Women in Construction Week nationwide and through various industry events hosted by its Boston office.

To kick off the week, the firm held a “Women Who Build” networking event, welcoming more than 100 guests including local women-owned contractors, suppliers, and members from the National Association of Women in Construction and Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts.

Additionally, Shawmut Chief People Officer, Marianne Monte, moderated the AGC BWiC Inspire Awards. The industry luncheon celebrated exemplary women in construction who have demonstrated leadership, generosity, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their career, colleagues, and industry. Five Shawmut women helping lead The Langham Boston project, gave a tour to fellow employees sharing progress on the120,000-square-foot renovation that will reflect the rich history and highlight the building’s architectural elements.

These were just a few of the many events that Shawmut hosted last week for the annual celebration. Outside of these events, Shawmut continues to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion for women and minorities in the industry through various companywide initiatives spearheaded by CEO, Les Hiscoe.

Shawmut achieved 100% pay equity through a company-wide audit in 2019 and has sponsorship and mentor programs that ensure employees are receiving support and equal opportunity for promotions. The firm is also a founding member of DICE (Diversity and Inclusion in Construction and Engineering) and has created a Diversity Leadership Council to drive Shawmut’s DEI strategy and efforts.