Jumpstarting Female Trade Careers

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Our portfolio companies support the development, advancement and inclusion of women in traditionally male-dominated roles within trade industries. Several of our portfolio companies have developed programs that help to support women in pursuing a trade career.

Our Private Equity’s construction operation, Multiplex, is jump starting female trade careers through its Multiplex Jump Start program, which was developed to educate female high school students about careers in the construction trade. The program was designed by female employees at Multiplex and intends to inform and inspire young women to start a trade career.

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The program, which is available to female students in their last two years of high school, is delivered through a range of workshops, career events and site walks. The program offers opportunities to learn about multiple trade careers, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry and site supervision. Multiplex offers career and work experience opportunities to the students who are interested in continuing their pursuit of a trade career with Multiplex or their subcontractors. This program has helped empower young females to have confidence in pursuing a trade career.

香港六合彩开奖结果 Infrastructure’s Global Data Center business, Compass, has produced a podcast series called, “Extending the Ladder,” which is aimed at empowering the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a traditionally male-dominated space. Podcast discussions have included Women in Construction Management, Paving the Way for Women in Skilled Trades, Empowering Women in STEM and Bringing the Next Generation into Construction, to name a few. The podcast features women speakers who have built their careers in the STEM industry.

Through these programs, our portfolio companies are helping to close the gender gap in predominantly male fields and ensuring that diverse perspectives and ideas are heard.