July 2, 2020

Time to Get Real About How We Approached Diversity and Inclusion

By KAMECIA MASON

I was invited to write this blog post in December 2019. I was excited. All the construction industry outlooks were promising. I was planning for a successful 2020 outreach and inclusion strategy implementation and had more executive support than I had experienced my entire career. There were going to be things to write about—The connectivity between growing minority and women-owned businesses and sustaining healthy industry growth in Dallas is compelling. That landscape is complex, and our industry needs to make measurable advances in this imperative.

But then COVID hit.

Initially, there were more questions than answers. One thing was sure, small businesses—especially minority-owned businesses—would be critically wounded. What would we do to help?

And then Breanna Taylor.