KDG Construction Consulting is an established Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) and is certified by the state of California as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with a staff of project and construction management professionals. Over the past five years, KDG has coordinated and managed the construction of more than $8 billion in public works and capital improvement projects.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 9.9% of construction professionals are women. In regard to race, 30.7% of professionals in the industry are Hispanic or Latino, 6.2% are black, and a staggering 2% are Asian.
Here at KDG we have those numbers beat by a long shot.
35% of our professionals are women, with 57% of the total KDG work force being People of Color.
We focus mostly on respecting and appreciating what makes employees different in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin.
Each employee in an organization brings with them a different set of perspectives, thoughts, beliefs and ideas which helps employers have different views on various business challenges and opportunities.
Inclusive organizational culture makes people feel respected and valued for who they are as an individual or group. Employees who feel welcomed are often much more committed to their work, are more motivated and have higher levels of employee engagement.
The process of inclusion focuses on making people feel valued and important for company’s success. When people feel valued and appreciated, they function at full capacity and feel part of the organization’s mission and core company values.