What does Empowering Women mean to you?
Empowering women is about women being allowed to create the strength they need to further themselves and those around them to do great things.
How did you get started working in your field?
My granddad was a mechanic and early on I remember him handing me tools and allowing me to be a part of all he was doing. Those tools made me feel special and powerful. I have always had an interest in the trades and sought out a husband with the same interests. Together we support each other and run our business as equals.
What do you love most about your job? / What are you most proud of?
I love the continual learning that happens at each new job. I am always proud of all our finished projects and jobs. I love that when someone has a dream in mind, we can build it and make it happen. I am proud of all I've learned and my drive to continue to improve.
What advice would you give to someone considering this line of work?
Know that you will face challenges. You will have people who don't believe in you. You will have to work hard and prove that you belong. Stick to it, lean in and if it's what you love know that the positives outweigh the negatives a hundred times over!
Anything else you would like to add?
I've had many 'negative' experiences, but they help mold who I am and give me awesome stories I can share with those that are interested in the trades. I love that women in the trades are so supportive and amazing across social media.
Connect with Jenny @thecommittedbuilder on Instagram.