ABC’s membership strategy is to continuously grow and deliver value to a diverse and committed membership. To help with this effort, ABC launched its new diversity page during the association's Workforce Week '17 Conference the week of Feb. 27. The page features information on Diversity Resource Groups (DRGs), the Diversity and Inclusion Summit and ABC's Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

DRGs
DRGs are voluntary associations of people who have common interests, which may center on race/ethnicity, gender, etc. These groups can play a vital role in articulating, promoting and supporting the needs and goals of their various constituencies. The new ABC DRGs website aims to convey helpful information to anybody interested in learning more about diversity in the construction industry.

The main functions of the DRGs are:
  • Solicit input on how ABC can create value
  • Solicit input on topics for the Diversity & Inclusion Summit
  • Promote the Diversity Awards
  • Recruit MBE firms into ABC

Diversity & Inclusion Summit
ABC's Diversity & Inclusion Summit is a gathering of industry leaders and key stakeholders who understand the value of supplier diversity in construction and whose goal is to help promote the association's mission within diverse groups.

ABC will host its third annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit on June 19 during its Legislative Week conference.

National Diversity Excellence Awards
The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards program recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs.

ABC awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to five member companies on March 1 during the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards ceremony. Read ABC National's news release celebrating the winners.