Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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President-Elect Q&A – Robin Kemper Discusses Women in Civil Engineering

The three women serving in presidential roles for ASCE in 2018 – President Kristina Swallow, President-Elect Robin Kemper, and Past President Norma Jean Mattei – continue to inspire ASCE members, women and men alike. As president-elect, Kemper has been busy visiting ASCE groups all over the map, inspiring members in person. Interviewed via email for ASCE News’ month-long series, Women in Civil Engineering, Kemper touched...

CE Roundtable: Advice for young women in CE

What advice would you give a young woman entering the civil engineering profession?

ASCE’s Faces of the Women in Civil Engineering Series

  More than 1,200 ASCE members participated in the ASCE News Women in Civil Engineering series by contributing their headshots for an ASCE collage. More than three dozen women contributed their insights and perspectives to the series content. It was a remarkable response and important subject matter. Read more from the series here, and check out highlights from ASCE's #HerEngineering hashtag on social media:   Always see such...

CE Roundtable: What Has Been Your Single Biggest Challenge as a Woman in CE?

Each month a cross section of prominent ASCE members shares insights on important industry topics in the ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable. For ASCE News’ Women in Civil Engineering series, the roundtable will focus on issues affecting women in the profession. This week, our panel gets a bit more personal and shares different hurdles each has faced throughout their careers. What has been your single biggest challenge...

Presidential Q&A – Kristina Swallow on Women in Civil Engineering

ASCE President Kristina Swallow has been racking up the frequent flyer miles since her presidential year began last October, crisscrossing the country, visiting ASCE groups far and wide, meeting elected officials to advocate for infrastructure, connecting with Younger Members, speaking with students, and on and on. And at every stop, she inspires a new group of engineers – not simply as the ASCE president but...

ASCE News Series: Women in Civil Engineering

Linda Force has seen it all in civil engineering, from $1-an-hour wages in the 1960s to life as the CEO. Along the way, she’s learned not to suffer fools gladly. She remembers earlier in her career, inspecting a warehouse in Oakland after an earthquake. The place was a mess – the horizontal trusses shattered, the ceiling caving in. Force, the lead investigator – and, yes, as...

The Essence of Engineering (Via Stand-Up Comedy)

Jameelah Muhammad Ingram, P.E., M.ASCE, is a structural engineer for WSP USA and a member of the ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering class of 2013.  In this week's edition of ASCE Member Voices, as part of the ASCE News Women in Civil Engineering series, Ingram talks about why equitable treatment of women is fundamental to what engineering is all about, and how she learned these...

Bridging the gender wage gap

Is there a gender wage gap in civil engineering? Depending on whom you ask, the gender wage gap is either a persistent problem in the industry, with women consistently earning less than their male counterparts; or that gap is a myth, an overblown narrative that was rectified years ago.

CE Roundtable: What Signs of Progress Give You the Most Hope for Women in the Profession?

Each month a cross-section of prominent ASCE members shares insights on important industry topics in the ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable. For ASCE News’ Women in Civil Engineering series, the roundtable will focus on issues affecting women in the profession. The initial panel finds reasons for optimism. Spoiler alert: the three ASCE presidential officers are inspiring a lot of hope. What signs of progress give you...

Should your daughter be a civil engineer? – author revisits article 50 years later

“Women are no longer content to keep house and keep quiet; they make laws, perform operations, and run businesses," wrote Judy Hamilton in 1968.