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: Stephanie Murdock
Name: Stephanie Murdock
Company: The Olen Corporation Columbus, part of the Kokosing group of companies
Title/Position: Sand & Gravel Scale House Operator
Years Working in Construction: 1 year 3 months
How Stephanie Started in the Mining Industry: Stephanie’s friend got her interested in construction, and when a position became available, she took the opportunity to get started.
What Stephanie Loves Most About Her Job: “The best part for me is the supplemental opportunities I have been provided in addition to the scale house duties. These opportunities have allowed me to get to know and work closely with excellent people from other teams, such as, dispatch & sales, accounting, marketing and operations.”
What Does It Mean to Stephanie to Be a Woman in the Mining Industry? “It gives me great pride to be treated equally in what is traditionally known as a male-dominated industry.”
What Career Advice Does Stephanie Offer to Women Considering a Career in Construction? If you choose a career path that you feel is a good fit for you, then your education and training will give you the confidence you need to succeed.
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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!