MGAC’s DEI Initiatives are ever-evolving and our commitment to improving is steadfast. We acknowledge we have not yet achieved our fullest potential as a company, but are working towards our goal of creating a culture that positions people of all disciplines and backgrounds to succeed.
Keeping an informed employee base around DEI is important to us. Through Diversity & Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination training, our employees are taught what it means to be part of a diverse workforce and how our actions can make a difference.
Talent acquisition is one of the first places where change can have an impact. Emphasis is placed strongly on outreach programs to target underrepresented and minority populations to include, but not limited to, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Sharing and understanding our employees’ experiences helps unite us as a firm. “MGAC Inner Voices,” our podcast series, brings attention to the challenges our team members from historically marginalized groups face while working in the A/E/C industry.
Pronouns are a very personal self-identifier and using an individual’s preferred pronouns creates a more welcoming space for our colleagues within and beyond MGAC. Employees are given the opportunity to self-identify their pronouns in our email signatures.
Knowledge of significant holidays and events around the world, and their importance to our colleagues creates empathy and a space for appreciation. To ensure this information is easily accessible to our employees, MGAC creates a firmwide monthly calendar capturing all the details and personal stories.
DEI themes are brought to life through reading, allowing us to walk in another person’s shoes. MGAC hosts a monthly book club centered around DEI where our employees can connect, discuss thought-provoking ideas, and learn from one another’s belief systems and experiences.
Exposure to a variety of professions enables young people to aspire and dream of their futures. Engaging with various underrepresented populations educates students on the A/E/C industry and the career opportunities available to them.
Creating a place to network, gain inspiration, and confidence to “lean in” to an industry that is male-driven is paramount. We focus on advancing professional opportunities to women in the A/E/C industry.
A thought challenged is a thought worth discussing. Lunch and Learn sessions are designed to support DEI professional development, discussions on social issues, guest speakers, and more!
MGAC Inner Voices: Episode 4
MGAC Inner Voices is an interview format podcast where a diverse mix of employees are interviewed to share their perspective on challenges they have faced in the A/E/C industry as…
MGAC Inner Voices: Episode 3
Bryan Gamez (MGAC Assistant Project Manager, Los Angeles) sits down with Jayson Lacno-Musngi (MGAC Cost Consultant, Los Angeles) on being a first-generation American, job site mannerisms, and the importance of a diverse workforce.
MGAC Inner Voices: Episode 2
Bryan Gamez (MGAC Assistant Project Manager, Los Angeles) talks with Yanet Martinez (MGAC Assistant Project Manager, Los Angeles) about cultural adaptation, how one’s upbringing can influence work ethic, and the importance of mindfulness and communication.
MGAC Inner Voices: Episode 1
In our first episode, Bryan Gamez (MGAC Assistant Project Manager, Los Angeles) sits down with Brandey McDonald (MGAC Project Manager, Washington DC) to discuss various DEI topics and the importance on being your authentic self, unapologetically.
MGAC Inner Voices: Episode 0
In our inaugural episode, Beth Scully (MGAC Senior Project Manager, Seattle) sits down with Bryan Gamez (MGAC Assistant Project Manager, Los Angeles) to discuss his experience at the intersection of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities within the A/E/C industry.
This data is reflective as of April 2021.
True growth occurs when we bring different voices together. Are we 'there yet?' No. I don’t think anyone is, but we are committed to holding up a mirror, seeing where we need to change, and putting action to the plan.Mark Anderson, President
MGAC is working hard to make changes within the company by educating employees and giving them opportunities to make a difference by joining a variety of diversity activities / groups. Also, MGAC is working to reach beyond our own employees and make a difference in our community and our field of work.Assistant Project Manager at MGAC
MGAC hires a diverse group of people and the clients we work with are from a diverse background. The culture does not allow acts of seclusion.Project Manager at MGAC
From the top down; MGAC’s Founder and President expresses and champions diversity and inclusiveness in the market, in front of clients, in candidate interviews, and in staff interactions. It is a known and respected core value of MGAC.Senior Vice President at MGAC
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