Co-founder of Venture X, David Diamond, partners with John DeAngelis at DeAngelis Construction to have a workforce comprised of 36% women and raise this by 10% in 2018.
Today marks the 108th celebration of International Women’s Day, first celebrated at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference. From 1910 until now, gender inclusivity primarily in the workforce has come a long way. Still, the balance between the number of female and males in certain positions still have an uneven distribution, primarily in upper management roles and within the construction industry.
This trend was also identified by DeAngelis Construction. The company was co-founded by David Diamond, who is also the co-founder of Venture X. Diamond was recently featured on the cover of Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos for receiving a 2018 Face Award, nominated for celebrating diversity in the Southwest Florida market.
David’s mission statement in business is to “Develop authentic relationships and have a positive influence on everyone we meet, and we really want that to mean everyone – regardless of where they’re from.” The same inclusivity is echoed within the growing Venture X community focusing on collaboration between all members, no matter their background, origin or gender.
David and business partner, John DeAngelis, have active plans to establish a female project manager intern and mentorship program at DeAngelis Diamond. The program is open to everyone with a large focus on mentoring women within the community. The goal of this program is to bring more women to the team to reduce the divide between genders in the construction industry and management roles within the company. Diamond’s goal is to raise the number of women employed by the company up 10 percent.
Venture X has a positive outlook for the continued partnership between business partners and companies as well. Venture X is opening new US locations in Colorado, Florida Indiana, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and in countries around the world. Each new Venture X location will also promote the message of inclusion for all, working together in a collaborative space.
With these recent shifts in perception and resources provided by companies like DeAngelis Construction and Venture X aspiring leaders, executives and entrepreneurs have the ability to grow their career and business without worrying about workplace bias that was at one time a stark reality.
Venture X is a shared workspace and community that is a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles with a high level of design that feels professional and welcoming. We are designing beautiful spaces and developing an environment and community that people love coming to work to every day. For more information, visit Venturex.com