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Women Construction Workers New York

I Love It!: 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

By Elizabeth McDermott Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. Follow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New Yo...

A Day in the Life of a Woman in Construction: Laura Bush, Co-Chair of the NEW Ambassador Council

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

I am lucky to see that Manhattan skyline every day on my commute to work, and spot those buildings that I had a part in creating.

'I've Been Embraced by Others I Work With': 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

I have always been interested in architecture and when I went to college for Architectural Engineering, I stumbled upon construction management and really enjoyed learning about it.

"It's a Great Feeling Knowing I Am a Part of History"

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women

As a female, I need to be at 100% at all time. I have to prove myself twice as hard as any male, even a male of a lesser or equal skill set.

'When I First Started I Was the Only Female': 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

My mother went to NEW and after graduation she was placed with Con Edison. She would always tell me to go to NEW and I never listened to her. I saw an article in The Daily News about NEW in 2005 and I decided that I wanted a career so I went to the orientation and the rest is history.

This Is the Career I Am Happiest in and Plan to Stay -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

By Cathy Dixon Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. Follow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New York City ...

'I'm in Local 79, I Love the Solidarity': 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

Everyone I see on the job, every trade amazes me. I want to do it all. I can stand and watch people for hours doing their job. I love how everything comes together to make something grand.

'There's Nothing Like a View of Manhattan From 42 Stories up on the Outside of a Building''

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women

I was trapped in an interstitial space on the Top of The Rock during a thunder storm. I was working downtown after Superstorm Sandy to put the Verizon Building back on line.

'My Mother Has Been By My Side and Has Had Faith in Me When I Had No Faith in Myself' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifPeople believe that we are here to fill a quota, not to do a job. When they see that you CAN do what you were sent here to do, they begin to respect you.

'A Lot of the Guys on the Job Show Respect' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI worked until my 9th month of pregnancy -- the Goldman Sachs Embassy Suites hotel by ground zero.

'You Have to Have a Certain Amount of Toughness' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe are in the 21st century and less than 10 percent of workers are women in the construction industry.

'I Chose Construction Because of a Desire to Create' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFollow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New York City at every level as we ask 20 questions to women working in construction.

'You Can Say You Added to the New York City Skyline' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifConstruction pulled together everything for me. No cubicles, people skills a plus, and the artistry, wow, most don't think so but I see nothing but art and creation in all of its glory.

'I Was Con Edison's First Female Line Constructor' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif'Men are still surprised that we can do the work too.'

'Everything Was On Me, But I Did It. I Really Did This Project!' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif'I could see myself being a shop steward, a foreman, a lot of different positions, every position you gotta know everything.'

My Favorite Tools Are the Skill Saw and My Hammer, of Course -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe first job that my union sent me to was a demolition job on the Columbia University campus. We were removing a parapet from around the roof of the law school building.

A Day in the Life of a Woman in Construction -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIn New York City, the number of women in construction is growing. Today, thanks to a unique partnership between NEW, labor unions, contractors, and government, 10 percent of the apprentices in the building and construction trades in New York City are women.