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: Rachel Mulholland
Name: Rachel L. Mulholland
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: Project Engineer
Years Working in Construction: 5 years
How Rachel Started in the Construction Industry: “I think it really started with my aeronautical and religious upbringing that instilled industrial, mechanical curiosity as well as a desire to always do a good job as part of the community. And then I went to college for civil engineering. After a co-op with Shook, I decided that I preferred the executional aspects of contracting and the excitement of working on a construction site.”
What Rachel Loves Most About Her Job: “Quite literally the teamwork. With each project you meet new people and/or make new teams, and it is so rewarding when the collaboration and comradery turns into everyone working with and for each other.”
What Does It Mean to Rachel to Be a Woman in the Construction Industry? “To me, it means I am being the change I want to see in the world.”
What Career Advice Does Rachel Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction?
Humans have been constructing shelters since the dawn of existence. We are more than overdue for more women in the industry.
Learn More About Careers in Construction
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Follow along all week as we continue to share the message about the important role of women in construction, today and all year long!