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: Jaide Hodgson
Name: Jaide Hodgson
Company: Valley Asphalt, a Jurgensen Company, produces asphalt, hot mix and warm mix products in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
Title/Position: Quality Control Technician
Years Working in Construction: 1 year
How Jaide Started in Construction: Jaide got her start in construction due to a family connection. Her father owns a small construction company, so construction has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. Jaide saw that Jurgensen was hiring and took the opportunity to join the industry.
What Jaide Loves Most About Her Job: “The people I work with. They’re always super helpful if I have any questions and they make work fun.”
What Does It Mean to Jaide to Be a Women in Construction? “It means I can do anything I put myself to. That being a woman doesn’t limit my career choices.”
What Career Advice Does Jaide Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction?
Don’t be afraid to chase any career you want. You’re capable of doing anything you put your mind to, even if it’s considered a “man’s field.”
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!