It’s National Women in Construction (WIC) Week!
Each year, and in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and construction companies all across the country celebrate by highlighting the successes of women. Women in construction work in a variety of roles across the industry.
Historically, construction has been a male-dominated industry, but if you take a look around you’ll see more and more women stepping into construction roles both in the field and office. Thank you to all of the women pushing limits in our industry – check out the highlights below to find out what roles women are playing in construction at Mark III.
We asked a few of our team members to share their background and inspiration for joining the industry, in hopes we can inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
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Name: Carrie Malas
Years in the Industry: 2 Years
What makes you proud to work in the construction industry? I’m proud to be able to hold my own in a male-dominated industry.
Why did you join Mark III? I wanted to be part of a team that was leading the evolution of construction.
What is your favorite thing about working in construction? I love working hard on a project and seeing the project come to life and the end result.
When did you realize you wanted to work in construction? I’ve always wanted to be an electrician but it wasn’t until later in life that I decided to make the jump from office work to construction.
Name: Donna Zarco
Title: Manufacturing Facility Welder
Years in the Industry: 2 years
Why did you join Mark III? I joined Mark III because of the recommendation of C.W.I. Al Elmendorf.
What is your favorite thing about working in the construction industry? My favorite thing about working in construction is being a part of a structure that will last longer than my lifetime.
When did you realize you wanted to work in construction? I realized I wanted to work in construction as I grew older working with my dad.
Name: Christina Kell
Title: Safety Manager
Years in the Industry: 6 years in construction and 11 years in the environmental drilling industry
What makes you proud to work in the construction industry? Seeing our team build projects that keep giving after construction is complete. For instance the healthcare projects we’re currently working on and have completed in the past.
Why did you join Mark III? I joined Mark III because they had the vision to lead the evolution of construction and expose the world to a new way to build. Happy to say we are doing that TODAY and seeing it happen is amazing!
What is your favorite thing about working in construction? My favorite part of my job as the Safety Manager is being able to get out to job sites and see what our team is building and making sure they’re safe and protected while doing it.
When did you realize you wanted to work in construction? I wanted a change and construction was the closest industry to it and after being in construction for 6 years it makes me wish I started earlier.
Name: Alicia Halliday
Title: Mechanical Project Engineer
Years in the Industry: 22 years
What makes you proud to work in the construction industry? Probably most proud to watch an outdated space get updated and turned into a healthier environment.
Why did you join Mark III? Word on the street it was a great company. I also wanted to learn something new outside of what I’ve done in the past.
What is your favorite thing about working in construction? My favorite thing is to watch the plans go from paper to a physical form.
Name: Misty Guiliano-Fogerty
Title: Mechanical Project Manager
Years in the Industry: 16 years
What makes you proud to work in the construction industry? The unlimited possibilities to refine processes to bring projects from conception to reality in the most effective ways possible.
Why did you join Mark III? The fact that Mark III is actively working to evolve the construction industry through means and methods.
What is your favorite thing about working in construction? I love that there is always an opportunity to learn.
If you are a woman in construction looking for support, education, networking opportunities, and more, be sure to consider the resources that are available to you. Here are some of our favorites!
The association is committed to championing women to impact the direction of the construction industry. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more.
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