Women can have a wonderful career in the construction industry

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By Dayna Reyes - March 14, 2023

MCALLEN, Texas – The RGV Chapter of Associated General Contractors recently celebrated Women In Construction Week with a luncheon at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in McAllen.

Just under 11 percent of those working in the construction industry are women and the percentage is on the rise, said Karla Goldammer, president of D&J Site Construction of Elsa, Texas.

“This was a fun event. We brought all of our women that are in the construction. It doesn’t matter if they’re owners, if they’re project managers, assistants, laborers, or if they work at a supply store. We’re all still women in construction that make this industry move forward,” Goldammer said.

“This is our second annual Women In Construction luncheon and this year we decided to spotlight safety gear and women’s work wear, the things that you can buy affordably and wear to the office, the boardroom or the construction site. So we had a little fashion show.”

Asked if people would be surprised how many women work in construction, Goldammer answered affirmatively.

“Yes, they would. Of course, we’ve all kind of been behind the scenes for so many years. But now more and more you’re actually seeing women out on the job sites, running machinery, running the projects, welding. You name it, we’re doing it all now.”

Goldammer added: “I would just like to let young women know that this is an industry that they can come into, belong to, and grow into, and have a wonderful career. And earn good money.”

Women In Construction Week was founded by the National Association of Women in Construction. NAWIC was started in 1953 by a group of women to help create a

Read the full article here @Rio Grande Guardian By Dayna Reyes - March 14, 2023