Feb 18, 2022
Episode 1 - A Future Worth Building and RISE Up
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The mission of Personnelity is to honestly approach the issues employers face in trying to create healthier, more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. We engage with guests to talk about workplace diversity issues and bring light to different perspectives. Through these conversations, we explore possible tools, solutions and resources for employers and employees alike.

Join Lauri Rollings and Nicolle Farup while they discuss a report the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recently released called “A Future Worth Building: What Tradeswomen Say about the Change They Need in the Construction Industry.” The report has some revealing insights into the challenges women face making a career in the construction trades. Joining Lauri and Nicolle is Oregon Tradeswomen’s Executive Director, Kelly Kupcak, and Oregon Tradeswomen’s Workforce Equity and Technical Assistance Director, Tiffany Thompson, who also discuss a model called RISE Up that offers solutions to the challenges the report identifies.

Here's the report:
Information on RISE Up:
For more information on the emerging best practices programs and models, here are links to information sessions with the existing practitioners of construction jobsite culture change.

Additional resources:

About the hosts: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at As owner and Principal Consultant for Good Company HR, Nicolle Farup acts as a VP at large, providing customized human resource guidance on policies and practices, management coaching and investigations, and a variety of training for companies of all sizes and industries. You can reach her at

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