The AIA Connecticut J.E.D.I. Challenge is designed to inspire and incentivize AIA Connecticut member and allied firms to increase gender and racial diversity both in their organizations and in the overall AEC industry. The Challenge is open to firms of all sizes and locations within the State of Connecticut.
The Challenge is optional and was envisioned to assist in the work of undoing the preconception and reality of the lack of diversity systemic in the AEC industry, and to help AIA Connecticut member and allied firms by offering a roadmap to actively produce results, both short term and long term.
There are a wide variety of options for action items, listed below, to choose from, so you can tailor your response to the Challenge to best fit your firm size and capabilities. These action items are suggestions on how to make immediate adjustments to current staff, company culture, practice, and policies that will contribute to increased diversity with options and resources to achieve this goal.
Pledge Now! The sooner you make the pledge the sooner we can all make a difference!
Periodic surveys will be sent to you. Results and recognition will be announced in November 2022.
-The J.E.D.I. Committee