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 Susan
Name: Susan Gork
Position: Project Engineer II
Company: John G Johnson
How many years have you been working in construction? 10
What do you love about working in construction?
Challenging to say the least but I love it. Showing men that women can work in the industry just as well.
In your experience, what do women bring to the construction industry?
Organization, especially in trades that rarely have women – (Pipefitters, Electricians, Iron workers)
If you were to give young women (high school students) advice about beginning a career in construction, what would you say?
This an industry that you can learn! It’s challenging and construction is ongoing.