Celebrating Women in Construction

We’re still celebrating Women in Construction at Parsons and are sharing insight from women in the industry who make a difference every day.

We spoke with Noni Snider, Installer IV for Parsons Technologies and Jessica Marshall, Journeyman Installer for Parsons Technologies on why it’s important to promote women in construction careers.

Noni: I didn’t want a job. I wanted a career. Something I could retire doing. Something I could advance in and support my family doing. I thought about construction and started looking into my options. I found the apprentice program. [Construction] is a great option. There are opportunities for advancement and it is an ever-changing field that has more than one avenue to pursue.

Jessica: I drove a school bus for 10 years and when my daughter was old enough to go to school, I decided just having a job wasn’t good enough. I wanted a career. In technologies, there are many options between wireless, audio/video, DAS, broadcasting, fiber optics, and network infrastructure that allowed me to find the area that I thrive in.

“Lots of women don’t even consider [construction] as an option for them. We need to make women aware that they can do this too. We have a chance to change that.
– Noni Snider, Installer IV for
Parsons Technologies

“It’s important to promote women in construction because young women need to know that there are options. The best way to reach women is to plant the seeds and reach out to organizations like 4H, Girl Scouts, etc. about what we do and how it affects the world around us so they will remember [construction].
– Jessica Marshall, Journeyman Installer for Parsons Technologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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