Reflecting increasing industry-wide interest, the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) has provided extensive coverage and support for Women in Construction Week.
“We are proud to once again celebrate Women in Construction Week from March 8 – March 12, 2021,” the association reported on its website. “This year, we will be showcasing members who are driven leaders and are making valuable contributions to our industry, we will be kicking off a three-part podcast series on Women in Construction featuring women making a difference in construction through their leadership and workforce development efforts, we will be featuring a series of advertisements for our Build Your Career Program highlighting women and girls and the benefits of a construction career for women, and we will be participating in virtual events. We hope you will join us in celebrating this important annual event and share with us your own celebrations!
CAGC posted images with quotes from several women who have made successful construction careers, including Cathryn Poplin (Mashburn Construction), Lasenta Lewis-Ellis (LLE Construction Group LLC), Lindsay Smith (Palmetto Corp.), Lynn Hansen (Crowder Construction) and Traci Strickland (Hardhat Workforce Solutions LLC).
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with guest speaker Nora Spencer, Hope Renovations, and posted several Build Your Career ads promoting women.
“Women are designed for careers in construction! There are many available positions where they can use their unique skills and be just as effective as men. We are spreading the word that construction is a perfect career path for women. Let us know if you would like to partner with us!”
“In addition to our own efforts, CAGC staff members will be participating in events throughout the week. Leslie Clark is participating in a multi-industry networking meet & greet event online on Thursday, March 11,” CAGC reported. “It as a Zoom meeting where attendees will break up into smaller chat rooms to give everyone a chance to introduce themselves and ask a few round table discussion questions to educate everyone on what each industry association provides. The event is sponsored by the Columbia, SC Chapter of NAWIC.”