NAWIC's Champions of Progress Award

We are excited to share that one of our own, Melissa Berg, Director of Inclusion, Culture, and Engagement, won the Champions of Progress Award from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. The award was presented on August 18th at the NAWIC’s Annual Conference Awards Gala in Minneapolis

Melissa has put her singular focus into leading diversity and inclusion efforts within our company, paving the way for more women in leadership roles and overall employee diversity and equity, which makes us a stronger company. Her leadership exemplifies a champion of progress.

                                                                                                                     -Rob Lynch, CEO

Melissa Berg’s submission video to the NAWIC DE&I Champions of Progress recognition. 

Berg started building the Dome Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program in 2018 with a vision to create an environment where everyone at Dome has a voice, sees opportunity, thrives, and can be who they are. The program includes several internal committees and programs to connect employees across the different departments within Dome. Committees include women’s leadership, conscious inclusion, wellness, mentoring for further education, training, networking, and the philanthropy committee that encourages volunteer community outreach. Through the DEI program, Melissa is also focusing on looking at bias in internal systems and processes from recruiting to hiring to promoting.

In the coming year, Berg will continue to build the internal program and expand externally. Strengthening relationships with trade partners and vendors with Minority Business Certifications will further build outreach and partnerships with nonprofits supporting underrepresented youth and minorities in construction careers. Berg will continue to serve as part of the Associated General Contractors of California Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.  This committee is committed to educating and providing resources on DEI to general contractors and trade partners across California and beyond. As past President of the Bay Area chapter of Women in Construction Operations (WiOPS), Berg is actively involved with the organization that has 450 members in the bay area and focuses on educating, networking, and mentoring women in the industry.

The Champions of Progress Award identifies changemakers who exemplify actions, vision, and ideals that shift the paradigm for the construction industry.

As we make progress at Dome, I plan to share my successes, best practices and struggles with my colleagues in the industry so that we all can move forward in being more inclusive and equitable.  I would like to help create a more inclusive industry all the way to the top levels of leadership so that many more can succeed and thrive in the industry that I have loved so dearly.

-Melissa Berg, Director of Inclusion Culture and Engagement
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