Spotlights

2018 Women in Construction: Jennifer Heikkinen, DPR Construction

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.

2018 Women in Construction: Lorien Barlow, Documentary Film Director of “Hard Hatted Woman”

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.

2018 Women in Construction: Katharine Kohm, Pierce Atwood LLP

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.

2018 Women in Construction: Carli Cabana, Siena Construction Corp.

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!

New England Regional Council of Carpenters - “Sisters in the Brotherhood”

    The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) launched a women’s committe...

2018 Women in Construction: Mary Jane O’Brien

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...

2018 Women in Construction: Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett, Union Carpenter Local #327, New England Regional Council of Carpenters Years in the industry: over 20 What associat...

2018 Women in Construction: Charlotte Ejiet, ML McDonald

Charlotte Ejiet, Second Year Apprentice, ML McDonald Years in the industry: 1 year  What associations or organizations are you a ...

2018 Women in Construction: Theresa Haymon

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.

2018 Women in Construction: Sylvia Roberts, Ver-Tex Construction

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.