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Alliant Celebrates Women in Construction

March 3 - 9, 2024

"It’s a platform to leave a lasting legacy, utilize valuable skills and contribute to reshaping the industry. In short, it’s a choice everyone should consider!"


- Marianne Monte, Chief People and Administration Officer, Shawmut Design and Construction

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Marianne Monte: Women In Construction 2024

"My advice is simple: go for it! If you envision making a lasting impact on the world, your community or your chosen industry, then construction is an excellent path to pursue. The unique skill set many women bring to the table is in high demand, addressing our work's human and professional aspects".



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About Marianne Monte

Marianne Monte is chief people and administration officer at Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.6 billion national construction management firm. As CPAO, Monte is responsible for strategy and processes that serve the core operating needs of the firm, including Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, and Information Technology. She drives the continued growth and success of the organization, working with executive leadership to drive seamless execution and development of key talent to meet business objectives.

She advises on business strategy, using her effective executive coaching, talent management, and business partner leadership to create an inclusive work environment where employees thrive. Since starting, Monte’s work has been integral to Shawmut continually being named Best Workplace by Fortune Magazine.

Prior to joining Shawmut, Monte served as the vice president of human resources for The Hanover Insurance Group.

Monte was named a Crain’s New York Woman of Influence, a Providence Business News Outstanding Mentor, and a Diversity Champion. Monte is on the board of trustees for The Gordon School and the Rhode Island State Post-Secondary Board of Education. She is also an active volunteer with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD).

Monte graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government and earned her juris doctor degree from Suffolk Law School. In addition, Monte has a certificate in human resources management from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Executive Coach.

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About Shawmut

We recognize that our employees are our strongest resource, and as a talent-driven, award-winning organization, we’re relentless in our mission to create a leading-edge workplace that fosters safety and innovation through diversity of people and thought. Throughout the building process, clients come to realize that each Shawmut team member is dedicated to delivering an unmatched experience that consistently exceeds expectations.


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