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: Mariah Henderson
Name: Mariah Henderson
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: Senior Foreman
Years Working in Construction: 7 years
How Mariah Started in the Construction Industry: “My step dad had me working out on his jobs or in the barn for as long as I can remember. So it’s been a family tradition that I followed.”
What Mariah Loves Most About Her Job: “You always have a challenge, and it’s never the same day twice! Also, the people you meet along the way are amazing!”
What Does It Mean to Mariah to Be a Woman in the Construction Industry? “To me, working in the field means opening up avenues for the younger generations to follow. It means allowing females to be seen as equals.”
What Career Advice Does Mariah Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction?
You can do this, never give up! We may not do things the same as the guys, but we find our own way to make things happen.
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!