We are training the next-generation of environmental leaders in our communities
We have always enjoyed great cultural diversity . . .
Urban Planning and Design has traditionally been a male-dominated field. According to a recent article from the Boston Globe (Matt Rocheleau GLOBE STAFF MARCH 07, 2017) including a chart indicating the percentage of women and men in each profession – Architecture and Engineering has a long way to go to achieve gender parity.
Based on 2016 data only 14% of Architecture and Engineering Professionals and only 4% of Design firm leaders are women. Across the board women, CEOs only comprise 13% of companies.
Amigos de los Rios – The Emerald Necklace Group is a woman led green infrastructure and community-based design non -profit collaborative. We are trying to help address the need to mentor more women into the STEAM professions (science technology engineering art math) -and in particular into the sustainable design, urban planning, and urban forestry fields.
Over the past fifteen years, our staff has been comprised of at least 60% women and we have always enjoyed great cultural diversity in our Fellows and Community programs – this is part of the fun of working together!