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CEO identifies need for increased action to boost industry diversity

More organizations need to recognize that diversity of perspectives in the engineering and design profession leads to more creative and innovative solutions to challenges and ultimately better decisions and outcomes, says the chief executive officer of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO).

“My concern is that there is a lot of lip service being paid to this but I’m not necessarily certain that there is a great deal of action.

“I think there needs to be a change in the mindset and the attitudes and the corporate culture of the organizations that are involved in the engineering, design and construction sector if there is going to be any meaningful progress toward leveraging real diversity.”

The benefit of diversity comes from the spectrum of experiences of those who are around the table, he noted.

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