Recognized as a New York City business leading by example and making strides in creating a more equitable workplace, Shawmut was named a Diversity Champion for mid-sized companies in the Crain’s New York Business Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Read more about the New York team’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work below, watch a recording of the awards ceremony here, and see Shawmut’s profile on Crain’s here.

From Wall Street to Fifth Avenue, Meatpacking to Brooklyn and beyond, Shawmut’s diverse and dedicated team has developed a proven track record of completing extremely complex and logistically challenging projects across New York and New Jersey for over 30 years. As an employee-owned company, each member of the 260-person New York team is committed to building a leading-edge company—providing exceptional client service and driving each other forward. The team’s portfolio and expertise spans prestigious higher education institutions, headquarter office interiors, world-renowned museums, prominent life sciences and healthcare systems, Michelin-starred restaurants, award-winning hotels, luxury residences and global retail brands.

Shawmut’s New York team has focused its longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion on three critical avenues: who we are, our partners, and our community. Through its Regional Diversity Leadership Council, the team is driving progress toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the office and on our jobsites through trainings, sponsorship and mentorship programs, and promotion equity. The New York team also launched task forces to increase MWLBE partner outreach and participation, setting diverse supplier goals outside of client requirements—AMP (Amplifying MWLBE Partners) drives awareness and action, including strategies to grow new, and advance existing, engagement with MWLBE businesses.

Shawmut recognizes that we’re only as strong as the communities we build in, which is why the team dedicates time to supporting ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York City and Rebuilding Together NYC, and is involved with and provides project tours for PAVE (The Planning and Visual Education Partnership) and Open House New York. The team is actively involved in the local industry through The New York Building Congress, New York New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), DICE (Diversity and Inclusion in Construction & Engineering), CoreNet New York City, and NEXT Coalition.