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Read.Watch.Listen. How to Improve Diversity in the Industry

August 2022 Issue

A monthly forum to share diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.

Welcome to the next installment of Read.Watch.Listen. Many past issues of Read.Watch.Listen have focused on why DEI practices are important to our industry. August’s resources provide ideas and suggestions for how DEI practices can be incorporated in our industry. While DEI practices take time and energy to incorporate, these resources will help industry leaders as they build more inclusive and equitable cultures.

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Read.Watch.Listen is a monthly forum hosted by the NCSEA SE3 Committee to share and promote conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion within the structural engineering profession. Each month, we will curate a series of articles, audio-visual and digital media to facilitate self-education in matters that affect our professional practice as structural engineers. Whether you choose to read, watch, or listen (or all three!), we hope you will join us in this important conversation.

Missed the previous issue? Check out the NCSEA SE3 Committee News and Publication page. Share your thoughts and/or recommended resources for the next issue at


Why DE&I Should Be Part of Your Engineering Culture - And How to Do It - CIO

The article describes how engineering leaders can “create and foster an inclusive culture within the engineering organization, and start to reap the benefits of a high-performing, diverse engineering team.”


The Surprising Solution to Workplace Diversity | Arwa Mahadwi - TEDxHamburg

In this engaging TedTalk, Arwa Mahdawi discusses the issues with tokenism in hiring practices and provides suggestions for reducing homogeneity in the workforce.


Leading With Diversity & Inclusion - Her STEM Story

Two male senior leaders from Fuss & O'Neill, a Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering firm, describe how they have approached allyship and diversity in their company. Building on a culture of collaboration, they talk about how they increased diversity in their firm and detail the benefits of this diversity to their company culture and performance.


This article was originally published in the August 2022 issue of NCSEA's Structural Connection newsletter. For more information, check out NCSEA's DEI Resources.

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