Region 3 representative and ETS member Bob McCoy has provided some information on the task force AACE has formed to address women's issues in AACE and attempt to gain more women members. Click the Read More link below for more information.
AACE International Headquarters Announces
Task Force Committee
Women in Project Controls & Project Management
As an association, AACE International is nearly 50 years old! The make up of AACE has historically been predominately men. It is recognized that there are a great number of women who earn their livelihood working as project controls and project management professionals, planners and schedulers and function as experts in the claims and dispute resolution arena. For whatever the reason, many of these professional women are not members of AACE or in many cases not part of any professional organization.
Recognizing that women now contribute to the project controls and project management professions almost as equally as men, AACE has formed a task force committee to address the disproportionate number women members.
As the task force is in its formation stage, we are looking for additional volunteers to become members of the committee and who will assist in setting goals and objectives of the permanent committee that will be formed to address this very important issue of bring women into the project controls and project management professions and specifically to AACE. The following are the broad objectives of the Task Force:
The task force is chaired by Patricia Galloway, PE, who has recently stepped down as the first woman President of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Pat was also recently featured in the March 7, 2005, issue of Time magazine in the article "Bad Idea. You'll Flunk Out" telling some of the difficulties she faced in achieving success in a male-dominated field.
- Develop a plan to identify women who actively participate in
project controls and project management and who are not members of AACE.
- Develop a plan to best approach the identified women in project controls and get them involved in AACE.
- Introduce the women to the benefits of AACE certification and provide the encouragement to become certified.
If you are interested in becoming a committee member of this task force and working to increase our women membership in AACE while at the same time developing objectives going forward for our women members, please e-mail Pat Galloway. We look forward to hearing from you.