Debate over Chicago megaproject shines light on developer’s lack of diversity in top ranks

About 10 minutes into a three-hour City Council zoning committee hearing on Sterling Bay’s plan for Lincoln Yards, senior counsel Shelly Burke took to the microphone. What followed was not an overview of the $6 billion project, but an update on the firm’s efforts to boost diversity in its ranks. Burke, the company’s newly-appointed director of community engagement and diversity compliance, described the developer’s new training and hiring programs she said would “create workforce opportunities […]

source https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2019/03/13/debate-over-lincoln-yards-shines-light-on-sterling-bays-lack-of-diversity-in-top-ranks/#new_tab

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