Although the construction industry is improving in infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into its fundamental values, there are still leaps and bounds to reach the standards underserved groups deserve. Luckily, transformative leaders like Tamara Brown provide a critical guiding light forward, making her the May Inspiration of the Month. BOB – ANY PERSONAL CONNECTION TO TAMARA OR SPECIFIC PROJECTS/EVENTS WORKED ON?
Brown is the Director of Sweeten Enterprise, a company working to bring trust, transparency, and diversity to the construction sector. The company makes it easy to find and hire minority and women-owned businesses and sets a new bar of accountability for large-scale projects.
Our team at Clayco has made it our mission to reflect and celebrate the diverse world we live in, and having other businesses in our industry share the same efforts is essential to our success. Clayco strives to provide equal opportunity to all people, qualified small business suppliers, and contractors in the neighborhoods we conduct business – especially MBE and WBEs.
Innovative leaders like Brown help find impactful solutions to support those who need it most. She is dedicated to uplifting MBE and WBEs, which are vital for fostering creativity, promoting economic growth, and strengthening communities. Brown is helping cultivate an ecosystem where every person is represented by tapping into the wealth of potential held by underserved demographics.
Brown also supports Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance goals crucial to reducing our industry’s harmful environmental impact. I admire her work to build a healthier, more inclusive future for all.
It has been consistently proven that sustainable change happens most effectively when we collaborate – so let’s keep breaking down barriers together!