Tag: DEI

Faces of Facilities: Erna Perkins-Jones from Johnson C. Smith University

Diversity, equality, and representation are essential across all industries, including facilities management. In honor of Black History Month, Erna Perkins-Jones shares her FM success story, discusses what the annual observance means to her, and offers advice for future facility leaders, no matter their skin color. Perkins-Jones is the director of facilities at Johnson C. Smith […]

Robots, AI, and Digital Transformation: The Future of Security in FM

Editor’s note: The Global Security Exchange (GSX), presented by ASIS International, is an annual gathering of security professionals worldwide. ESFM Vice President of Security Solutions Russ Collett recently attended GSX 2023 in Dallas and wrote his takeaways on how key trends apply to facilities management. The world is getting smaller, technology is getting smarter, and […]

New Orleans Convention Center Wins Awards for Sustainability and Equity

In October, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) received three prestigious awards: the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Community Leader Award for the South Central Region and two Love Your City Awards from LifeCity. With 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space under one roof, NOENMCC is among the largest convention centers in the U.S. These new awards celebrate […]

Faces of Facilities: Jose Rosas Roque from HungerRush

In honor of Pride Month this June, it’s important for the facilities management industry to recognize and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. As a gay male in FM, Jose Rosas Roque offered to share his story and provide insights on equality, pride, and general industry issues. The young professional urged the industry to embrace […]

NIBS Survey Examines Diversity in the Built Environment Workforce

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has released its 2023 Social Equity in the Built Environment Workforce Survey. This latest survey, which was completed in partnership with Avenue M Group, takes the pulse on where things stand in the industry with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). It covers more ground, including a […]

Women in FM: IFMA Reveals Global Stats, Highlights ‘Opportunities to Thrive’

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has released a new global workforce report and offered some industry insights that may be surprising. “The facility management industry has never been stronger, more accessible, or more attractive to a diverse workforce,” Don Gilpin, president and CEO of IFMA, told Facilities […]

SIA Honors 100 Women Security Leaders of 2023

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the 2023 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation, and leadership in the community. “The SIA […]