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LAUREN AGUILAR, PH.D., FOUNDER & CEO, ILLUCEO Lauren is a leading expert on diversity and inclusion. She specializes in using a data- driven, yet human centered approach to translate the science of diversity organizations and teams can use to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces. She has taught courses on diversity at Stanford University and Columbia University. into actionable strategies that

JAMIE CLAIRE KISER, MANAGING PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR OF ADVISORY SERVICES, ZWEIG GROUP, CO- FOUNDER OF E levate HER In her role as director of advisory services, Jamie Claire strategic leader of all of Zweig Group’s consulting areas. She is a managing principal at Zweig Group and serves on the firm’s board of directors. She founded ElevateHER as part of Zweig Group’s mission to Elevate the Industry.

CHRISTY ZWEIG NIEHUES, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & E-COMMERCE, ZWEIG GROUP, CO-FOUNDER OF E levate HER Christy has a long history of involvement with management consulting and the AEC industry. She has a passion for online marketing and has worked with many AEC Firms to find the best processes and methods to drive new and repeat business for their organizations.

MARCI THOMPSON, DES, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, SMPS As CSO at SMPS, Marci provides strategic direction for the future of member engagement and learning. She has a career’s worth of experience curating and designing education and learning experiences and has been a leader in creating top-tier educational and growth strategies. Before joining SMPS, she served as chief learning officer at Zweig Group.

issues and provides opportunity for mentorship, more people can learn to speak up. ■ ■ Breaking Bias. Awareness goes beyond an organization and becomes a global movement of #breakingbias. Using social media, people can share their stories, inspire change, and support each other. Together we can do the work to break the bias. factors is impacting our AEC workforce. Recruiting, retaining, and taking care of people is more challenging now than ever before. This issue shows no sign ■ ■ WELL Engaged. A confluence of of letting up and likely will continue to influence our industry. This group believes wellness is a sound way of thinking about and addressing these challenges. struggling to hire due to a shrinking workforce. There is a lack of awareness and interest about the AEC field in K-12 students. This group aims to combat ■ ■ TeacHER. Many AEC firms are

this challenge by creating resources for AEC professionals to go out into K-12 classrooms and after-school programs and get students excited about the opportunities in the AEC industry. ■ ■ We Are AEC. Using imagery, We Are AEC will expand the awareness of the AEC industry within the general public and reinforce the premise that people from many different walks of life can find fulfillment within these careers. By serving as an advisor and a hub of information and resources, the ElevateHER movement aims to bring us together to “elevate the industry.” Zweig Group believes that with inclusion and strategic steps, we can work together to advance the future of firms across the United States because we believe that diversity brings about positive change. ElevateHER is an initiative to better the future of the AEC industry. Join Zweig Group and the 2022 ElevateHER cohort as they present at the first-ever in-person ElevateHER Symposium in Las Vegas on September 14, 2022.


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UGUST 1, 2022, ISSUE 1451

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