Edmonton, Alberta (March 7, 2022) – PCL Construction is proud to celebrate Women in Construction Week, March 6-12, a time to celebrate the contributions of women to the industry and invite more to consider joining the field.
Across Canada and the U.S., women are leading multi-million-dollar construction job sites, successfully bidding for high profile projects, and overseeing operations for entire regions of both countries. With support from PCL Construction, they’re also building a more inclusive and stronger industry.
“We have multiple programs on the go to encourage more women to join us at PCL in all aspects, from recruitment thru leveraging our student pipeline program,” said Harmony Carter, PCL’s vice-president of People and Culture HR/PD. “We are proud to say that we are above the industry average when it comes to attracting women to our company.”
PCL’s successful Women Sponsorship Program sees senior PCL employees advocate on behalf of women within the company to help further their career, whether it be for increased responsibility or being part of educational opportunities related to their field.
“Men and women bring different strengths, different approaches, different ideas and different strategies that are complementary, useful and imperative for solving problems from a multi-dimensional perspective,” said Jennifer Jacobs, project coordinator for PCL Industrial Constructors. “At PCL we are solution providers and shareholders, and to my mind we should prioritize widening and deepening the ranks of women on our teams and consciously work towards considering the competitive advantage and financial benefits that come with greater diversity of every kind.“
PCL recognizes that achieving equity begins with listening. Each PCL office has a Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) committee which serves as a platform for women and all employees to voice their opinions and recommendations for company policies that create a more inclusive environment.
“DE&I is integral to the success of not only our employees but also our business,” said PCL’s COO of Canadian Operations, Mike Wieninger. “Our inclusive workplace encourages you to be your authentic self and that in turn results in success for all of our employees and our business.“
“I’m proud to work for an organization that continues to support Women in Construction, continues to work towards diversity, equity, equality and inclusivity in all areas of our business and at all levels, especially supervisory and leadership roles,” Jacobs added. “Women will always be crucial to our business and that’s something we should never lose sight of.”
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About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America.