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WIC Profile: Jessica Anthony

WIC Profile: Jessica Anthony

| February 25, 2019

As project executive at Callahan Construction Management, Jessica Anthony is constantly adapting. “I love this career because I’m learning and improving each and every day,” says Anthony. She worked her way up in the industry, beginning as an assistant project manager, improving her trade and building upon her previous experiences. “I love working at Callahan […]

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A Team Effort: Providing Stepping Stones for Women to Succeed in Construction

A Team Effort: Providing Stepping Stones for Women to Succeed in Construction

| February 25, 2019

by Emily Langner The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI) has outlined 13 strategies for increasing gender and racial diversity on construction sites. In addition to protecting labor agreements, establishing a comprehensive reporting and monitoring system, and imposing fines on subcontractors that don’t comply with their contracts, two of the strategies for diversifying the industry […]

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Callahan Hosts Women in Trades Summit

Callahan Hosts Women in Trades Summit

| February 22, 2019

Bridgewater, MA – According to government statistics, only 9.1% of all construction industry employees are women. Callahan Construction Managers acknowledged this workforce discrepancy and hosted its first Women in Trades Summit in 2017. This year, Callahan will once again collaborate with Quincy High School’s Career Vocational & Technical Education (CVTE) programs (automotive technology, carpentry technology, electrical technology, […]

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WIC Profile: Heather Waice

WIC Profile: Heather Waice

| February 22, 2019

Heather Waice is a project manager at JM Coull. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2011 with a BS in civil engineering, she interviewed at JMC after being recommended by a current JMC employee. Unfortunately, at the time, the firm didn’t have an available opening in operations, but recognized her enthusiasm and […]

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WIC Profile: Heidi Aliski and Anette Balestrand

WIC Profile: Heidi Aliski and Anette Balestrand

| February 21, 2019

Heidi Aliski is the project manager and Anette Balestrand is the assistant project manager of Erland Construction, based in Burlington, Mass. Aliski started at Erland 12 years ago, joining the company as an assistant project manager. Prior to 2007, she worked for a general contractor and a few architectural firms — having studied architectural engineering in college. She […]

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Women at Windover: Strength in Numbers

Women at Windover: Strength in Numbers

| February 21, 2019

by Hannah Ginley At Windover Construction we have a mantra: “We ‘are our people’ includes all our people.” As an organization, we firmly believe in creating and fostering opportunities for all members of our team, so creating a space where women within the industry can learn, grow, and succeed is of the utmost importance. When […]

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WIC Profile: Brenda Kolbow

WIC Profile: Brenda Kolbow

| February 21, 2019

Portsmouth, NH – At TFMoran, both the Bedford and Portsmouth offices proudly employ a number of women in construction. One of these women is Brenda Kolbow, the survey project manager at the Portsmouth office, where she oversees a wide range of survey projects. These projects include construction layout, local and state permitting, existing conditions plans […]

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WIC Profile: Kristen Ragosta

WIC Profile: Kristen Ragosta

| February 21, 2019

Kristen R. Ragosta is an associate at Kenney & Sams, P.C.  She counsels clients concerning complex business disputes pending in federal and state courts, where she has conducted over 100 trials, as well as in pretrial resolution processes. Her expertise is in strategically resolving design and construction issues, which complements her experience with employment and general […]

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WIC Profile: Ashley Williams and Michele Marchand

WIC Profile: Ashley Williams and Michele Marchand

| February 21, 2019

Ashley Williams Engineering department manager at Lockheed Ashley Williams manages the production and revision of shop drawings for various fenestration and panel products and has a hand in every project that Lockheed fabricates and installs. She coordinates revisions to drawings based on feedback from general contractors, architects, engineers, vendors, project managers, and foremen, as well […]

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