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Building for Change: Blog Series Focused on Inclusion & Diversity in the Construction Industry

Procore’s vision is to improve the lives of everyone in construction—regardless of race, gender, politics, or beliefs. After years of serving the industry, that commitment has never wavered, and it still stands true today. We believe that building communities is a collective effort—both within Procore and outside of it.

In late May of 2020, the murder of George Floyd set off an echoed outcry across the globe. This, and the tragic events surrounding Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, and many others, are a few of many that have laid bare the deep-seated and long-standing systemic problem of racism today—both in the United States and globally. It's clear that there is still much work to be done—and that driving change requires an ongoing effort.

Like many around the world, Procorians called for action. They turned to friends, family, and colleagues to identify opportunities to participate in the fight for racial equality. Because racial equality doesn’t just stop at a vision for a better future. It starts with every-day actions that lead to cultural shifts. It starts with the individuals that make up our communities and the places we call home.

At Procore, starting at home begins with looking within. While inclusion and diversity have always been a part of Procore’s DNA, this series serves as one of the ways we’re bolstering our initiatives moving forward to drive a more equitable future. In the past year, we have strengthened our internal inclusion and diversity efforts by adding more resources and programming. We’ve also looked at what we can do to provide resources and support to the industry as a whole.

As part of these efforts, we’re launching Building for Change, a collection of blog posts focused on building inclusion and diversity efforts within the industry. The series was developed with support and input from industry experts, partners, and customers including Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California, McKinstry, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and Hilti to ensure the content is both informative and actionable. It also leverages insights from Procore’s internal Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as well as Procore's Inclusion and Diversity Department.

In the months ahead, we will feature Q&As as well as helpful tips, tools, and resources focused on driving inclusion and diversity within the industry. Together, we can begin to change the narrative we see in the places that we live and work. That’s where change starts—collectively, working toward the common goal of inclusive and diverse communities, both within Procore and outside of it.

If you’d like to be part of our efforts, we invite you to join us for our second inclusion and diversity panel, “Foundations for Progress: Building an Inclusive Workplace,” on Tuesday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Hear from construction leaders and social equality experts where they’ll discuss:

  • Practical steps to build a more inclusive culture that drives diversity.
  • How to measure and define progress.
  • Actionable plans for industry leaders.

I will be moderating the panel and diving into key topics on how together, we can improve the lives of everyone in construction. Register here, and help build an industry where every voice is heard.