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Public investment in construction can provide more than just new bridges and buildings. When diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and practices are integrated on public works projects, we have the opportunity to deepen the impact on our region’s workforce and economy. By focusing on best practices in workforce equity and MWESB contracting, we can create a shared wealth creation model for our region. The Diversity Summit, now in its 5th year, is an opportunity for practitioners, industry stakeholders, and community to come together to share best and promising practices, further regional collaboration, and invest in our region together.

2020 Diversity Summit

February 27, 2020
Registration opens December 2, 2019

Please contact Jay Richmond, Workforce Equity Manager:
jay@tradeswomen.net or 503.3358200 x 135


Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Diversity Summit a Success! A special thanks to our Planning Committee, sponsors, and presenters. 

Event Program


Keynote SpeakerJon Bersche from the City of Seattle Procurement office speaking about the efforts from Seattle to diversify their workforce.

Lunch Keynote:  Liz Skidmore and Susan Moir of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen Issues in Boston Massachusetts present about their efforts to diversity the construction industry.



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