It’s Women in Construction Week! Each year, I Build America Ohio takes the opportunity during Women in Construction Week to share the stories of the women across the state who make up our great industry. The stories of these women show the diverse backgrounds, interests, skills, and talents that are part of the work we do–and we encourage more women of all ages and interests to consider careers in construction.
You can follow along as the nation celebrates its female construction workforce. Check out the hashtag #WICWeek2022 and #IBuildAmericaOhio!
The Women of Ohio’s Workforce: Meet Janelle
Name: Janelle Gibson
Position: Oil & Gas Sales Representative
How many years have you been working in construction?
I have been in the construction/pipeline industry for 15 years.
How did you get started in the construction industry?
I grew up around construction and heavy equipment, so naturally I was drawn to the industry.
What do you love about working in construction?
What I love most is the challenge this industry brings. I also love building customer connections.
In your experience, what do women bring to the construction industry?
I feel that being a woman brings with it a sense of lightheartedness, intuitive thinking and problem solving.
If you were to give young women (high school students) advice about beginning a career in construction, what would you say?
My advice for young women is pursue your passion! 🙂