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STV Project Manager Moderates Diversity Panel

Nov 20, 2020

Reema Albahri, an STV associate and project manager in New York, recently moderated the Every Voice Matters: Diversity in Construction forum as part of USA Build’s “Meet the Contractor Week.” The webinar featured multiple participants who shared their experiences regarding diversity in the design and construction industry.

As part of the forum, Albahri discussed STV’s own diversity initiatives before introducing Malissa Smith, commissioner and contracting officer at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Tricia Gardner, a superintendent at Turner Construction Company.

Topics addressed included how women adapt in their respective industries and overcoming misconceptions and stereotypes in the workplace. The panelists shared some of the diversity-based issues they’ve encountered, along with learning experiences and advice. They also highlighted the need to support and mentor early career professionals.

The Every Voice Matters: Diversity in Construction forum can be viewed at: