The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) announced the winners of the prestigious Constructor Awards and Achievement Awards on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Fairmont San Francisco, at its annual black-tie Installation & Awards Gala honoring the year's best in the construction industry.
Dr. Giovanna Brasfield was awarded the prestigious Associate Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the construction industry.
Dr. Giovanna Brasfield (Dr. G) is an award-winning chief executive officer and principal consultant for Brasfield & Associates, a consulting firm that helps leaders and organizations build more culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive workspaces. Dr. G helps hundreds of industry leaders and organizations leave the status quo behind and step into meaningful, measurable, and sustainable Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategies. Dr. G’s deep involvement with AGC of California includes serving as a director of Construction Education Foundation (CEF) and chair of the DE&I Steering Committee.
She also serves as board chair of RAND’s Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy (CAREP) and on the board of West Angeles Community Development Corporation. Dr. G’s many accolades and awards include: 2022 Women Empowerment Award from the YWCA Glendale-Pasadena Chapter, 2022 Inspirational Women Nominee by the Los Angeles Times, 2021 Outstanding Women in Construction by the Construction Business Owner magazine, a 2021 LA County Impact Maker by Stratiscope, 2020 Mujer del Año (Woman of the Year) by the Regional Hispanic Institute, and Game Changer by Diversity Professional magazine.
As a change agent and advocate for DEI, “Dr. G” Brasfield has developed programs and guided innovative thinking that has led to organizational change across construction...
Dr. Giovanna Brasfield was honored at the YWCA 20th Annual Women For Racial Justice Event for her work in advancing racial justice.
Professor Angela Davis, one of the most iconic public figures and political activists, presented the keynote at YWCA’s Women for Racial Justice Breakfast at the Pasadena Hilton. The annual event honors a diverse group of people, especially those who work and live in the communities where the YWCA serves, to assist with learning and bring a call to action to advance racial justice. The breakfast raises funds to support the YWCA Glendale and Pasadena’s Girls’ Empowerment Programs…
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Giovanna Brasfield CEO and Principal Consultant Brasfield & Associates Dr. Giovanna Brasfield, commonly known as “Dr. G‚” has many significant highlights in her career in construction leading diversity & inclusion for large general contractors both in commercial and civil construction. She recently served as the highest ranking African American in the US and Canada for Flatiron’s Southwest Division as the vice president of project diversity & inclusion leading contract commitments for the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA)’s Automated People Mover Project (APM) for small business engagement, local workforce inclusion, and youth education...
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Construction is such a competitive business, it’s easy to be swept up in efficiency, in results, in getting the job done with less because of the tight margins. It serves well to remember that a business is made up of its people, and so making sure each member of the team feels safe and welcome can truly benefit an organization, affecting the bottom line positively.
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