Spotlights

2021 Women in Construction: Viviane Benchaya, Office Administrator, Acentech

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? On a professional level, I look forward to returning to the office and being surrounded by my colleagues who are all so talented and kind. Zoom can’t replace in-person exchanges.

2021 Women in Construction: Lynn Palmer, Human Resource Manager, Jewett Construction

Why should women consider a career in construction? Competitive Salary - A pay gap exists between men and women across most industries. On average, women in the United States earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns.

2021 Women in Construction: Lauren Biddle, Project Accountant, Jewett Construction

Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? Being a woman and a pregnant woman (first time in 15 or so years that anyone here at Jewett Construction had been pregnant), the staff and executive team treated me with the care and consideration and made me thankful for choosing this company!

2021 Women in Construction: Kelly Ford, Project Manager, TSP Smart Spaces

Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? I’m a “see an opportunity and take it” kind of personality, and jumped at the chance to assist as the Smart Spaces project list grew.

2021 Women in Construction: Kat Howland, Director of Marketing, Jewett Construction

Why should women consider a career in construction? Women are natural problem solvers. Do you love a challenge? Then a career in construction would be perfect for you. Whether you’re in the field or meeting with other project stakeholders

2021 Women in Construction: Nicole Cuff, Senior Consultant, Acentech

Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? I was fortunate that during my undergraduate studies at Boston University there were many women in the engineering department.

2021 Women in Construction: Shannon Shaw, Accounting & Office Manager, Lake Contracting, Inc.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My greatest achievement in the last 12 months was seamlessly closing our old work space in Somerville and establishing our new office

2021 Women in Construction: Stacy Roman, Senior Project Manager, Bowdoin Construction

Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? Construction has a lot to offer in terms of career growth and opportunity, but I knew being the only woman in the room meant I had to know my stuff.

2021 Women in Construction: Stephanie Blomberg, Director of Business and Talent Development, MRG Construction Management

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? I prefer to celebrate the achievements of the entire MRG team. We’ve found some great new clients and made projects like Rosetti in Beverly

2021 Women in Construction: Margarita Kvacheva, Senior Vice President, LBC Boston

Why should women consider a career in construction? There are a number of reasons why women should consider a career in construction. First and foremost, job opportunities. The construction industry is one of the few sectors where demand for new workers