i2 Construction Paves the Way for Diversity in the Construction Industry
Fostering Inclusivity Both Within and Outside i2
With nearly 40% of i2 Construction being female or minorities, we are paving the way towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce in the construction industry. As a full-service general contractor, we believe that the choices we make internally flow out to our clients and have the potential to impact the industry and our community as a whole.
Recruitment Efforts and Overcoming Industry Challenges
“Having a company that is nearly 40% female/minority speaks to the efforts of our recruiting team,” says i2 President Scott Farrell. “In our industry, a diverse workforce hasn’t always been accepted. Part of what we’re doing at i2 is sharing our genuine inclusivity with all people – making sure those looking into the industry aren’t intimidated or discouraged by the statistics.”
i2’s Commitment to Change
In comparison with the national average, women make up only 10.9% of the entire U.S. construction population, according to a 2022 study performed by NAWIC. i2 is working to change the industry with a female population of 21.3% and many of those women serving in key project roles, including, superintendents, project managers, carpenters, controllers, office managers, estimators, project coordinators, and roles in business development. It isn’t about gender or race; instead, it’s about the quality one is able to perform, their attitude toward professional growth, and their ability to establish strong relationships with clients.