2023 ElevateHER Cohort
DIVISION MANAGER, SSOE GROUP 17 Years of Experience in the AEC Industry During her nearly two decade career in the AEC industry, Adrienne Taylor first found success by developing her technical skills and knowledge, which was a catalyst for early advancement. After moving into a personnel management position, Adrienne began thinking more about her team, and this shift in mindset has led her to challenge the problems in the AEC industry that restrict advancement for women. These issues, which are restricting innovation and efficiency according to Taylor, can be solved with improved education, providing opportunities, and following through.
SENIOR STAFF ENGINEER (CIVIL), LACO ASSOCIATES
3.5 Years of Experience in the AEC Industry Alejandra Ruiz is passionate about creating an AEC community that is equitable and diverse– seeking to improve as a leader, coworker, and individual to create more opportunities for women. Alejandra is interested in learning about procedures and policies that can increase diversity and lead to equitable opportunities for marginalized communities. Using her experience as a civil engineer and bilingual Mexican American woman, Alejandra is constantly engaged in improving the understanding and knowledge about the needs of these communities.
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