Women have been making significant contributions to the construction industry for many years. From engineers and architects to construction workers and entrepreneurs, women have played an integral role in shaping the built environment. In this article, we will highlight five women who have made significant contributions to the construction industry.
Holland Construction Services iscelebrating Women in Construction Week March 6-10. We spoke with Senior Project Manager, Miranda Stevens, who is the Women in Construction Week Committee chairperson at Holland to learn more about this celebration.
I recently read a blog about women in the construction industry and how they are making an impact (www.constructconnect.com/blog/the-state-of-women-in-the-construction-industry-in-2020). I really enjoy reading these kind of articles. In the almost 6 years I have worked in construction, I can definitely tell a difference in the numbers. When I first started, I was the only female in my position at the company I worked for as well as on the jobsite except for the final clean crew -- today working for Holland at the Whispering Heights project site we have women working in various trades. I also see women from my area of Illinois graduating high school and college and going into apprentice programs for operating engineers, electricians and ironworkers—it’s a great thing to see!