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: Jennifer Trittschuh
Name: Jennifer Trittschuh
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.
Years Working in Construction: 15 years
How Leah Started in Construction: Jennifer was recruited to work as the Executive Assistant to the Leadership of Shook Construction, and she worked in that role for many years before joining the Preconstruction team. Her background of accounting, technical documentation, and Board of Directors support initially got her the job, but over time, Jennifer has really enjoyed learning about the construction industry.
What Leah Loves Most About Her Job: “Getting the win.”
What Does It Mean to Leah to Be a Women in Construction? “I’m proud to play a role in our company and in the construction industry. Women are few, but they are mighty.”
What Career Advice Does Leah Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction?
I would say, “Do it! Do not be afraid of the stereotypes and the limitations. The industry is changing. There are more young women out there working in the field, developing their skill, growing into leadership positions, and even working behind the scenes than ever before. Working in a male-dominated industry can be challenging at times, but if you are dedicated and work hard, you can be successful.”
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!