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Shawmut Design and Construction celebrates Women in Construction Week with virtual and in-person events across the country

The company has joined national efforts to celebrate women in the construction industry and highlight the need for increased representation nationwide

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shawmut Design and Construction, a Leader $1.3 billion national construction management company, participated in Women in Construction (WIC) week earlier this month with virtual and in-person celebrations at its 11 offices across the country. The company’s WIC week activities were developed to align with this year’s theme of equity of vision and included insightful and engaging employee-led sessions, including guest speakers , round tables, project presentations and site visits.

Katelyn Royce, Assistant Superintendent at Shawmut, led a site visit of 843 N Spring Street, a commercial construction project that will be one of the largest CLT office buildings in Los Angeles.

With only 10% of the construction industry workforce held by women, WIC Week aims to celebrate these women and spark conversations to spark action to increase representation across the industry. Shawmut invests in company-wide equity creation and leads the industry with a 33% female workforce, with 24% of leadership positions held by women.

“We are proud to lead the industry through our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and while this week is a time to celebrate the achievements and progress we have made as a company and as an industry, it’s also important to recognize how much more work needs to be done,” said The Hiscoes, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction. “That is why operationalizing this work and encouraging diversity of thought throughout the year is essential to help women and all those historically marginalized in construction succeed in their organization and in the industry.”

This year marks Shawmut’s seventh year of participation in WIC Week and throughout the week, Shawmut employees and partners engaged in open and honest discussions about how the industry can increase female representation. At work. Highlights of the week include the virtual opening ceremony with remarks from Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and CEO of Shawmut The Hiscoes; a presentation on the Marymount College Manhattan Project of the Judith Mara Center for the Visual Arts in new York which aims to reach 20% of female workers on site through a pilot partnership with Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW); a site visit by the assistant superintendent of 843 N Spring Street, a commercial construction project that will be one of the largest CLT office buildings in Los Angeles; and a panel consisting of two members of the Shawmut Board of Directors, Kim Bishop and Liyuan Woo.

Outside of WIC Week, Shawmut, who turns 40and anniversary, is committed to the growth and diversity of its workforce. The company’s Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) works company-wide to raise awareness and help accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. It should be noted that Shawmut is committed to 100% pay and promotion equity and offers a buddy program for underrepresented employees to increase their visibility and give them access to career acceleration opportunities. career. More recently, Shawmut’s DLC launched a series of monthly talks – Culture of Care Toolbox Talks – that focus on safety from a psychology, mental health and inclusive behavior perspective.

For more information about Shawmut and the company’s ongoing efforts to support workplace equity in the construction industry, please visit

About Shawmut Design and Construction:
Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.3 billion national construction management company with a reputation for delivering extremely complex and logistically challenging projects for the industry’s most high-profile clients. As a 100% employee-owned company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution-seeking and forward-thinking. More than eighty percent of its business comes from repeat customers, proving its focus on building lasting partnerships. Shawmut has offices in Boston, New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. For more information, visit

Shawmut is a four-time winner of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplace Award, Fortune’s Best Workplace for Millennials Award, Great Place to Work’s Best Workplace for Parents Award, and one of America’s Top Employers by Forbes.

Team members from Marymount Manhattan College, Shawmut, Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners, and Works-in-Progress Associates presented the Marymount Manhattan College project, Judith Mara Center for Visual Arts, led by women, in Shawmut's New York office during WIC Week.

Marymount Manhattan College team members Shawmut, Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners and Works-in-Progress Associates presented the Marymount Manhattan College women-led project, Judith Mara Center for Visual Arts in Shawmut’s office in New York during WIC week.

Boston City Mayor Michelle Wu joined Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe for the WIC Week Opening Ceremony.

Boston City Mayor Michelle Wu joined Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe for the WIC Week Opening Ceremony.



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