Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At ConnexFM, we believe the power of diversity, equity and inclusion are crucial to the growth of our association, collective businesses and the FM industry as a whole. We will promote a diverse membership base and bolster the connection and collaboration of individuals and businesses with various backgrounds, experiences and beliefs to advance the Connex Community with tools, resources, and education.

Click here to take the CONNEX2021 DEI SURVEY

Our Mission at ConnexFM is committed to serve facilities management professionals and to lead the industry by providing resources, solutions, networking and knowledge sharing.

Awareness & Education

  • Goal 1: Establish a Foundation of DEI within our Membership in order to create a ConnexFM Community that is safe, open and welcome to all.
  • Goal 2: Reveal the necessity and value of DEI in our FM industry as a whole.

Professional Development

  • Goal 1: Create personal and professional growth opportunities for individual Members.
  • Goal 2: Drive more diverse businesses with tools + education + training + resources to support growth.

Recruitment & Growth

  • Goal 1: Grow Connex with a more diverse membership base.
  • Goal 2: Support filling the gaps on skilled labor shortages.

Dive Deeper


  • Recognizing Our Role in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Enhance ROI with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • The Daily Grind / ROI of DEI, Part 1
  • The Daily Grind / ROI of DEI, Part 2
  • The ROI of DEI: Ulta Beauty (Also available on ConnexFM's Youtube Channel)
    • Event Resources: 
      Catalyst is a global nonprofit supported by many of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.
      CEO Action was founded on a shared belief that diversity, equity and inclusion is a societal issue, not a competitive one, and that collaboration and bold action from the business community - especially CEOs - is vital to driving change at scale.
      Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Get Involved

DEI Online Community
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DEI Committee (Diversity Equity Inclusion)

At ConnexFM, we believe the power of diversity, equity and inclusion are crucial to...  read more

Ready to contribute? Complete a committee expression of interest form if you would like to be considered for a nomination.

Thank you to our DEI Committee Leaders:

  • Pat Bacigalupo, Gap, Inc., Committee Co-Chair
  • Kim Goei, Fexa, Committee Co-Chair