By Build NH
The week of March 7-13, 2021 we recognize and celebrate Women in Construction Week (WIC) and the many women who work in and make important contributions to our industry every day! We are pleased to share the stories from many of the women who work and live in NH and VT. The project was created in partnership with I Build NH and NAWIC Granite State Chapter.
I’ve always had a passion for architecture and development. I love watching the community grow with new improvements and I love being a part of it all.
What is your education/training background?
I have a bachelor’s degree in business management and about 4 years of experience in the industry.
How did you find yourself working in the construction industry?
I started out as a project coordinator with a company who focused on renovating and developing large apartment complexes throughout the south. I loved the work and found it very rewarding and challenging. From there I knew I wanted to pursue a career in construction management.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
I enjoy the variety of the job. You are always collaborating with new people, there is always something new to learn as every project is unique.
What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
Never hesitate to ask questions with the fear of appearing unsure about something and take every opportunity to learn especially in the field.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.
I Build New Hampshire
I Build NH represents the construction sector of the state through the Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI). I Build NH represents companies involved in heavy construction like municipal water treatment systems and road building, electric and telecommunication infrastructure, civil engineering, heating/ventilation/air conditioning businesses and more.
National Association of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has over 115 chapters throughout the United States, including the NAWIC Granite State Chapter. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. NAWIC advocates for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.