ENGLEWOOD, CO – February 15, 2021 – Heather Calvert, COO and Kaley Konecny, HR Manager of CORE Consultants, Inc. (CORE) have been accepted as members of Zweig Group’s 2021 ElevateHer™ cohort—a special task force comprised of individuals with a commitment to promote diversity as a means to combat recruiting and retention challenges in the AEC industry. CORE is proud to support Zweig Group’s mission to elevate the industry, and we’re pleased to have two members of our team join this groundbreaking initiative in 2021.
“Despite this program only being in its second year and many new challenges relating to the pandemic, we still saw significant growth and interest in this program. I’m excited to see how this year’s class can build on the momentum from last year and also bring fresh perspectives and creativity,” said Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group managing principal and program founder.
Lack of diversity and inclusion are a big problem in the AEC industry, and CORE is passionate about addressing the issue head-on. The firm’s president and CEO, Blake Calvert was a member of the inaugural ElevateHER cohort in 2020 and found great value in the initiative. “A huge component of our work at CORE is the overall problem solving and collaboration of people,” said Calvert. “Diversity helps us to collaborate, see the bigger picture, and provide the best service that we can for our clients.”
In addition to ElevateHER, CORE supports STEMBlazers, Curls on the Block, Women in Energy, and the Society of Women Engineers. Together with these groups, the firm is working to shift the culture and embrace diversity in the AEC industry.
For more information about ElevateHER, visit https://zweiggroup.com/about-us/elevateher.