Did you always see yourself working in this industry?
I’ve been working in construction for over 20 years. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. –Brenda M., Controller
I always knew I wanted to work in construction in some way. Throughout high school I wanted to be an architect and in my senior year I decided to go into Civil Engineering and I never looked back. – Renee M., Asst Project Manager, Hospitality
What advice do you have for other women in construction, or who are beginning their career?
Jump right in. Don’t be shy. Ask a lot of questions. Get your hands dirty. Don’t ever let someone tell you that you don’t need to know something, decide that for yourself. – Dana C., Project Manager, Office
This industry can be intimidating as it is a very male-dominated field but with the right drive and motivation any woman can persevere. You need to do what you love because at the end of the day, it’s not just a job, it becomes a fulfilling career. – Renee M., Asst Project Manager, Hospitality
Work hard and prove your worth. It’s still a predominantly male industry so expect to be looked at differently, but don’t let it hinder you from achieving your goals. If you work hard and get things done, your gender shouldn’t make a difference. – Brenda M., Controller