Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering’s Robert Baptiste, CCM, DBIA and CMAA’s director of C.O.D.E (Creating Opportunities for Diversity and Equality) helped arrange and moderate the CMAA Metro NY/NJ panel discussion.
Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering were honored to co-sponsor the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Code and Professional Women in Construction (PWC) JFK Panel Talk on Tuesday, January 28th.
Schillivia Baptiste got to share the importance of the industry with an audience ranging from middle schoolers to college students, and their parents and advisors. The Q&A session after the panel discussion reinforced the bright future for the Engineering Industry.
“'I think there is not enough introduction at the elementary and middle school grade age of what young girls can be,' says Baptiste, who links the industry’s scant female workforce to a lack of early exposure.
Attendees heard from several agencies including the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC), The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).
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Thankful and proud of all the strong, diverse and hardworking women who work at Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering. “There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.” ~ Michelle Obama [...]