Why the A/E/C Industry? My father was an electrician so I grew up visiting job sites. I enjoyed seeing a building come together. I would look at the framing and try to figure out what room we were in – where the closets, fixtures, and counters would end up.
What does your firm do and any plans for the future? Since 2014 I have been producing a theatrical-length documentary film, “Hard Hatted Woman.” We are currently in the editing stage. It will be the first feature documentary about women who work in construction trades.
Why the A/E/C Industry? For me, my career in the A/E/C industry started in civil engineering and later moved into the practice of construction law. Wearing either hat, A/E/C requires problem solving and values working together as a team to brainstorm a solution.
Why the A/E/C Industry? I started off in architecture, graduating with a bachelors of science in Architecture. While I loved designing, I realized I liked being able to make a design come to life much more!
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) launched a women’s committe...
Why did you choose the Construction Industry? In 1981 I was 30, had a husband & two small children. I was into my 10th year at Avis at Logan Airport. My husband was a Union Laborer. I wanted a career not just a job. I interviewed with the business manager at Local 67...
Joan Bennett, Union Carpenter Local #327, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
Years in the industry: over 20
Charlotte Ejiet, Second Year Apprentice, ML McDonald
Years in the industry: 1 year
What associations or organizations are you a ...
Why did you choose the Construction Industry? I chose the construction industry because I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. When I was in middle school, instead of taking sewing and cooking, I chose to take carpentry and electrical.
Why did you choose the Construction Industry? For me being a carpenter has always been a dream. I love being a Union Sister Carpenter in the Brotherhood. It was the best decision I ever made. It gets me to prove to myself that I can conquer anything as long as I put my mind to it.