Need dateline – Over the past year, in honor of International Women’s Week, Women in Construction Week and Women’s History Month, DPR Construction launched a monthly blog series dedicated to sharing stories of women who build great things at DPR and across the AEC industry.
Construction is a traditionally male-dominated industry that is only 9.3% women (Bureau of Labor Statistics). In DPR’s Northeast region, including the local office in Boston, more than 25% of employees are female, ranging from safety manager and superintendent to regional leadership that are held by women. The Celebrating Women Who Build blog series tells stories of empowered women, who are successfully executing complex, technical projects for some of the world’s most progressive and admired companies.
The goal is to help connect, inspire, develop, and advance women in the industry as they build meaningful careers. “Encouraging women to pursue careers in construction only helps us push the industry forward. It is exciting to work for a company that recognizes the influential roles women have. I am honored to play even a small role in highlighting the endless possibilities this industry holds for them,” said Jennifer Heikkinen, project executive, Boston.
As DPR continues to share their Celebrating Women Who Build profiles, they invite HP readers to join in creating a strong, supportive environment where all builders can thrive —today and every day.