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On Racial Inequality in AEC, with Karen Compton

Archinect Sessions

Release Date: 09/28/2020

On Racial Inequality in AEC, with Karen Compton show art On Racial Inequality in AEC, with Karen Compton

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On today’s episode of Archinect Sessions Donna and I are joined by Karen Compton, a Los Angeles-based business consultant, business owner and podcast host.  As the Principal at , Karen oversees a team of professionals to help clients in the AEC industry grow and improve their businesses applying strategy, business planning, education, training and recruitment. Her vodcast, , started just 2 months ago, with co-host , Director of Global Diversity at , as a platform to address the uncomfortable conversations around race and inequality in the AEC...

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On today’s episode of Archinect Sessions Donna and I are joined by Karen Compton, a Los Angeles-based business consultant, business owner and podcast host. 

As the Principal at A3K Consulting, Karen oversees a team of professionals to help clients in the AEC industry grow and improve their businesses applying strategy, business planning, education, training and recruitment. Her vodcast, Breaking the Silence of Design, started just 2 months ago, with co-host Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity at Perkins & Will Architects, as a platform to address the uncomfortable conversations around race and inequality in the AEC industry.