Empowering Extraordinary Women

March 3rd-9th was National Women In Construction week. The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides a platform to thousands of organizations across the country while raising awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry, and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. Check out our new 3-part video series that was released last week featuring some of the amazing women at Parsons, shot by our own Creative & Media Coordinator, Dave Zdon!

 

As of 2016, there are over 1,000,000 women currently working in the construction industry, making up just under 10% of the workforce, ranging in position from office staff to material moving. Check out all of Parsons available opportunities in our Career Center!

Want to learn more about Women In Construction Week? Check out the National Association of Women In Construction‘s official website.

Celebrating Women In Construction Week

To celebrate Women In Construction Week, we’re sharing insight from women at Parsons who make a difference every day.

Today, we spoke with Robin Luther, Preconstruction Manager for Parsons Technologies, on what drew her to the construction industry and how to reach women who might be interested in forging their career path in construction:

“Growing up on a farm, being able to preserve the acreage and the machinery on a very tight budget was a part of everyday life. Being taught very early in life how to handle a saw, hammer, drill, and shovel gave me the self-confidence to say ‘yes’ to an industry that I did not consider on my career path when an opportunity came my way.

We need to reach out early and often into Middle Schools and High Schools by participating in as many career days and class visits as possible – provide positive role models for girls and giving school counselors someone to reach out to with any questions a student might have about the industry.”

 

– Robin Luther, Preconstruction Manager, Parsons Technologies

 

 

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