Women in Construction Week 2023
We are committed
As part of our company Vision “WE Value People, WE Build Dreams,” we are committed to fostering inclusion and allyship for our employees, clients, partners, and trade partner communities.
W.E. O’Neil has regional employee resource groups through which our employee-owners focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These committees organize educational and community activities, and they focus on efforts such as training, hiring and retention, and culture and outreach.
Through these activities and with leadership support, we strive to make a difference not only in W.E. O’Neil offices and at jobsites, but also in our industry.
DE&I is one of W.E. O’Neil’s five company-wide strategic objectives (SOs), which are specific, measurable initiatives, assigned to firm leaders who develop goals and steps we will take toward those goals.
Our Diversity SO’s intention is to develop and deploy best practices nationally. Some items of focus include diversity of our workforce (which should reflect the diversity of our communities), growing the number of women and people of color in senior positions, and—through conversation and training—raise awareness of unconscious biases.
Our Women of W.E. O'Neil employee resource groups are communities for our women to collaborate and develop within W.E. O'Neil. They provide opportunities for discussion, education, encouragement, and outreach to the community. In chapters throughout the nation, the women in these groups support each other by sharing knowledge, advice, and network opportunities.
We have committed to the Associated General Contractors’ Culture of CARE pledge. CARE stands for Commit, Attract, Retain, and Empower.
W.E. O’Neil is working to create a diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive construction industry. We are actively working to ensure that every employee–from the president to the field engineer–has the opportunity to feel valued, respected, and heard.