ACEC is Committed to an inclusive and diverse engineering industry.

The engineering profession has always been grounded in integrity, fairness and service to community. Engineers build communities. We create space and by extension, we create social experience. We support equality and respect for all humankind. We believe in providing equitable opportunities within our profession to support untapped potential both within our workforce and within the communities we serve. And we have the power to foster progress by breaking down the physical barriers that can inhibit economic and social equity.

Those are the principles that guide our community through this difficult time. Through ACEC we will embrace inclusion and diversity and continue to focus our members on ways to lift people up to become their best selves and to make our companies models of the values we embrace.

Inclusion and diversity is a core component of the ACEC strategic plan.

ACEC Strategic Plan

Download the new report on inclusion and diversity in the design industry.

Design Professionals Coalition Report 

Explore educational resources offered by ACEC, including webinars & podcasts.


Inclusion Diversity 

Talking About Inclusion & Diversity in Your Firm

Recent Videos & Podcasts on Inclusion and Diversity in Engineering

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Heather Wishart-Smith, SVP Technology and Innovation at Jacobs participated in the ACEC Research Institute's roundtable on the Impact of Technology on Engineering. Read her new article on the importance of diversity in the engineering industry: We Need to Widen the Net When It Comes to Attracting Engineering Talent.

Industry Voices

External Resources on Inclusion and Diversity

External Resources

Registration is now open for ACEC's latest multi-module course: Strategies for Developing a Respectful, Diverse, and Inclusive Workplace Culture.

The course begins Fall 2021, exact dates TBD

New Course From ACEC

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Diversity, Inclusion, & Dividends 101: The Business Case for Belonging (Live Online Class)

Webinar from ACEC


Available On-Demand

Join ACEC's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee is to work to ensure that ACEC is a welcoming organization where all members are included, involved, and have the opportunity to pursue key roles in the life of the Council.

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