We spoke with some of the women who make up the RGB team to find out what “embracing equity” means to them.
As of 2022, 121,603 licensed architects working in the U.S., and only 2% – 2,492 – are Black. Of those, only 566 are Black women. Thanks to RGB, I’m well on the way to helping grow the statistics.
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In recognition of IWD (International Women’s Day), Doreen embraces equity by sharing in the uplifting of the women at Rosie’s Place in Boston, MA. Doreen is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Outreach Committee which for the last 5 years has supported this amazing organization through care packages, gifts, and time. Rosie’s Place is a multi-service community center that offers women emergency shelter and meals, and so much more: a food pantry, ESOL classes, legal assistance, wellness care, one-on-one support, housing and job search services, and community outreach. Here women will find support, opportunity, and the tools they need to make a new start. RGB Architects supports Doreen as we all embrace equity for women in the A/E/C industry and beyond.
I am “Embracing Equity” by making my health and wellbeing a priority in my life. While It is important to have a good work/life balance, many women are busy with work and outside responsibilities that we don’t fit in time for ourselves. There should be “Equity” between your responsibilities and taking care of your health and wellbeing. To start, I’m making healthier food choices, walking daily, and taking yoga classes. Here at work several of us RGB women take daily lunchtime walks together, share wellness tips, and keep each other motivated to exercise and eat right.
I am embracing equity by acknowledging and respecting the unique backgrounds and challenges of others. Everyone has a right to equal opportunity and by promoting this idea of fairness and support, I can help to create an inclusive environment for all to succeed.