Tag: WIC

Women in Construction: Kaitlin Kingman

Women in Construction: Kaitlin Kingman

| March 7, 2019

by Kaitlin Kingman “There has never been a better time to be a woman in construction.” – Ciara Seger In an industry that has historically been male-dominated, it is reassuring to see companies taking huge strides towards a progressive future that involves women. “On your average jobsite, there is approximately one woman to every 100 […]

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NECA Boston Celebrates NAWIC’s Women in Construction Week 2019

NECA Boston Celebrates NAWIC’s Women in Construction Week 2019

| February 26, 2019

Boston – The NECA Boston Chapter proudly joined with Massachusetts construction industry organizations in celebrating National Women in Construction (NAWIC) Women in Construction Week , March 3 through March 9. The event highlighted the diverse and critical roles women play at all levels of the construction industry. NECA Boston Chapter has many outstanding women among its membership, who have made significant contributions to all […]

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WIC Profile: Danielle Skilling

WIC Profile: Danielle Skilling

| February 25, 2019

Danielle Skilling is the community affairs specialist in Massachusetts for Gilbane Building Company. In this role, she ensures all Gilbane projects in the Boston area are compliant with the company’s internal workforce diversity goals, as well the Boston Resident Job Program. Nearly 30 years after being told that construction “wasn’t for girls,” Skilling has now established […]

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WIC Profile: Hannah Pirez

WIC Profile: Hannah Pirez

| February 25, 2019

Growing up, Hannah Pirez always took an interest in construction. Watching her father manage his construction company, she traveled to job sites and gained insight and understanding into what construction entails. After she graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in management, she joined Callahan Construction with the goal of project manager. She researched […]

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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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