Did you know that 13% of construction firms are owned by women? Women In Construction week was created to celebrate women in construction. It has quickly become a chance to raise awareness of the many opportunities to the growing number of women in the construction industry.
We spoke to Katie about her job, how she got into construction, what makes her proud about working in construction and advice she would give to young women entering the industry.
What is your Job Role?
MDiG Account Manager – South UK
How long have you been in the industry
What advice would you give to a young woman entering the industry?
Always be confident, be willing to listen and take things with a pinch of salt and always have a laugh, it’s a fantastic industry to be a part of, don’t ever be afraid to add value to drive change. I always aim for individuality, just be yourself!
What’s the best part of your job?
Interacting with customers who are at various stages of embracing digital technology to enhance their sites.
Tell us about your typical day.
Arranging hires, cold calling, following up quotations submitted, speaking with new clients daily and arranging face to face meetings, occasionally taking cab kits off excavators or dozers to help the team!
What makes you proud of working in the construction industry?
Just being in the industry for so many years, I have had MANY highs, along with some extreme lows. What makes me proud is I have now finally found my forte working for an incredible team and up and coming business who appreciate everything that I do and route for me to succeed.
What is your favourite tool or machine
Liebherr Dozers. Dozer girl at heart!
If you are interested in getting involved and supporting the Women Rock Construction campaign – We’d love to hear from you! Contact email@example.com to find out how you can get involved and help spread the message.