Continuum Advisory Group has had two female presidents, which is pretty unique for any firm in the construction industry. The current and most recent presidents, Kelcey Henderson and Gretchen Gagel, sat down together virtually from across the globe to discuss…
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Kelcey Henderson Named New President of Continuum Advisory Group
Founder of Construction Advisory Firm Succeeds Gretchen Gagel
RALEIGH, NC (May 1, 2018) — Continuum Advisory Group has announced that Kelcey Henderson will succeed Gretchen Gagel as president of the firm.
Kelcey is one of the firm’s original founders, and has played a key role in the organization’s goal of transforming the construction industry through revolutionary innovation.
“Kelcey has a keen ability to understand how to drive change in collaboration with her clients, and her insights will prove invaluable to the future success of Continuum Advisory Group,” said Mike Staun, Associate Director, Global Capital Management, Procter & Gamble.
Companies strive for excellence. Yet when asked to rate their organizations on excellence in total project performance, only 9% of respondents in our recent study rated their companies “high.”
This week, Continuum Advisory Group and the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) will share the results of the 2017 owner trends study, focused on Excellence in Total Project Performance.
Women make up 8.9 percent of the construction workforce. Our industry has an inability to attract women and lack of flexibility may play a bigger part than we’re willing to admit. Changing the conversation around work-life balance will be critical in developing our workforce in the next decade.
Our President and COO, Gretchen Gagel, recently gave a TEDx talk, “The Power to Change the Conversation.” In it she relays the story of a client’s reaction after he learned she was pregnant with her first child. Gagel, who worked as a consultant for a large, predominanatly male firm at the time, stood by as her client asked her boss right in front of her, “Have you begun to look for Gretchen’s replacement?”
The stay-at-home mom is becoming increasingly rare. According to the US Department of Labor, over 60% of women with children under three hold down a job. This is compared to just over 30% in 1976!
As traditional gender roles disappear, mothers may find it difficult to balance the mom they want to be with the career they’ve earned.
But what about men? How can we help the women in our life find their balance? If you’re a woman’s ally, here are some of the steps most applicable to you.