The Women of Construction
I Build America – Ohio is dedicated to celebrating the women of construction! Women are a vital part of our industry, and there are female leaders at all levels of construction work. From foreman to company owners and executives, construction wouldn’t be the industry it is without its female employees. Join us and our partners in celebrating the success of women within your own company and across the nation during National Women in Construction Week 2021.
Meet: Christina Friend
Name: Christina Friend
Company:Shook Construction Co., a construction company that serves clients in 13 states from its offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Title/Position: Director of Human Resources and Project Administration
What Does It Mean to Christina to Be a Women in Construction? “As a woman in construction the opportunities are endless! Whether you choose the project management path, office position or a career in the many trades, it will be an exciting career, where no two days are the same. As a woman in construction you will be paving the way for others in this traditionally male-dominated industry.”
What Career Advice Does Christina Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction?
Build confidence – trust that you have something valuable to say.
Ask questions and be open to learn.
Find a mentor in the industry or find an organization to join where you can build relationships with other women in the industry.
Be yourself and break free from stereotypes. Be your own best advocate!
Learn More About Careers in Construction
Begin your career in construction today! Explore educational tools and resources right here on I Build America Ohio’s website. Questions about how to start a career in construction? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started in the right direction.
Follow along all week as we continue to share the message about the important role of women in construction, today and all year long!