"When you have diversity, people see you for who you are and not just as a part of the minority."

By Abbel Kisanji By Abbel Kisanji

Recruiting in the construction, agricultural and aggregate markets, I’ve noticed a lack of black professionals. This is especially true in leadership roles. The higher in seniority you go, the fewer black professionals you’ll find.

However, as a black man that talks to people in this space every day, I’ve never experienced racism or conscious discrimination. So, I’ve often wondered why this imbalance exists in these industries?

So, I reached out to black professionals in the market to hear about their experiences.

This got me chatting to Michael Miller, a black professional who has over 19 year’s experience in construction as an environmental engineer and is now President at Sustainable Soilutions - a soil company based in Orlando, Florida. We were also joined by his friend, Edward Gonzalez, an Account Manager at Mellott Company.

If you'd like to read more about our conversation, click here.

You can share your thoughts with me about this content by emailing me at Abbel.Kisanji@industrial-cm.com and read/watch/listen to more of my content on my consultant page.

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