Women in Green Committee Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 02:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

ALCC’s Women in Green Committee was established to address recruitment and training of women for landscape industry careers. The first two meetings were focused on surveying ALCC members, specifically women working in the industry to learn about their work, needs unique to them, challenges, training desires and career goals.

They will also survey ALCC company owners and managers, most of whom are men, to find out whether they currently employ women and in what roles, and their collective interest level in recruiting women to their companies.

Ultimately, the committee hopes this data will inform ways to expand career options for women and strategies to recruit more women to the landscape industry. Brainstorming will continue on ways to market careers for women both within and outside the industry via social media and other means, mentoring, offering classes and skills training geared to women at ProGreen 2023, and outreach among Career Pathways high schools and colleges with industry-related programs.

Current members of the Women in Green Committee are: Jessi Burg, Outgrow Your Garage; Anne Campbell, Colorado Stoneworks Landscaping; Charlene Farley Chacon, Designscapes Colorado; Devon DeLong, Landscape Connection; Alison Madden, BrightView Landscape Services; LeAnn Ostheimer, Lifescape Colorado and Nicole Stone, L.M.I. Landscapes. Anyone interested in being involved should contact committee chairperson, Charlene Farley Chacon at [email protected].

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