Submitted by Gilbane Building Company
Ezgi Kosereisoglu is a preconstruction manager for Gilbane Building Company in Boston, Mass., who connects the dots between clients, design/development teams, and internal operations. She understands what drives the success of a project and optimizes available resources, identifying risks early on and problem solving with teams through Lean methods.
After wearing many hats within the company as a management trainee, she is committed to building buildings, but is inspired by Gilbane’s Building More Than Buildings culture and the development of its people. Ezgi knows that fostering relationships is key when working in any industry and has expanded her network through joining the boards of the Northeastern Civil Engineering Alumni Organization and the Northeastern Young Alumni Advisory Board. She also sits on the board as an active mentor for the ACE Mentoring Program of Greater Boston, where she connects with members of the Boston Public Schools and helps raise funds for scholarships for high school students interested in the architecture, construction and engineering fields. Ezgi holds a BS in civil engineering from Northeastern University and is currently in school part time for her MBA at her alma mater.
When asked what advice she would give young women leaders in the construction industry, Ezgi said, “Know your worth and speak up. Don’t assume that your superiors can read your mind in regards to career goals and ambitions. You have to make your goals known to your managers and work with them to carve out your career path.”