Updated: May 20, 2019
What does Empowering Women in Industry mean to you? Empowering women in the Industry means to make sure that every woman has the tools necessary to achieve her life and career goals regardless of her gender. Tools can be experiences, training, stories, coaching or mentorship. Every woman has the right to get a deserved and earned opportunity that will help her reach her goals and aspirations. When a woman has all the tools she needs, she will then be empowered to pursue her passions and reach her goals.
How did you get started in your field?
I joined the construction industry right out of college. It's been 12 years of being in all aspects of this industry, holding multiple positions within the projects' organizations.
What do you love most about your job? What are you most proud of?
The thing I love the most about construction is the fact that no day is the same. Each day comes with its own challenges and problems to solve. The fun never stops. I'm the most proud of the relationships I've developed through my career. I can say that I have a true construction family and I get to grow those relationships with new ones every project I go to.
Anything else to add?
I developed the blog thinking of a younger generation that is ready and eager to get in the construction industry. I don't want any young woman to be discouraged and think that only she is going through a particular situation. I use my blog to share my challenges and how I was able to manage them, so young women can see that if someone else has done it they can do it too.
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