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  •  Stephanie Crepeau hosts BWiC Podcasts Featuring Influential Women in the Industry
    on Wentworth Internet Radio

    Our first featured interview is Janine Leary Murphy,  Facilities Services Professional, Wentworth Institute of Technology.   Access the recording here>>



    Haylee Bacik, PE, Gilbane joins this episode and talks about her life and career as a recent college graduate and woman in construction. A builder from the beginning, she shares the influence of attending a technical school and transition into college and then a professional setting in the industry. Access the recording here>>



    Listen in on this episode as Rose Conti, Director of Interiors/Special Projects at Lee Kennedy Company takes us through her career switch from insurance to construction, in a time when women rarely entered the construction industry. Hear her thoughts on various topics including worklife balance, being in a positional power as Diretor of Interiors at Lee Kennedy Co., and what women should be prepared for as they enter the industry. Access the recording here>>


    Sue Muckle, President, M&A Architectural Preservation takes us through what is Architectural Preservation, how the skills gap is affecting her business (like many others), and what it is like to be a women whose had her boots on the ground and flats in the board room. Hear how she made the career switch from the computer industry to the construction industry in a time when women were rarely participating in either career path. Access the recording here>>



    You'll want to listen in to this extended episode as Liz Skidmore takes us through her journey as a union carpenter and then the work that she has been involved with to increase the number of tradeswomen in the construction industry. As Business Representative and Organizer for the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, and also the Co-Founder of The Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues, Liz has done immense outreach to improve the number of women in trades and the demand for diversity on job sites around Massachusetts.




    In this podcast Stacy Roman, Senior Project Manager at Commodore Builders takes us through a day in life of awhile also balancing two young boys at home. Spreading the message that it is NOT impossible to be a mom AND a woman in construction, Stacy is a big advocate for work life balance. Hear her take on the future of women in construction and some advice on how to deal with work place bullies. Access the recording here>>


    How To Ask For A Raise -- And Get It By Molly Triffin

    Asking your boss for more money is probably up there with doing your taxes and cleaning the gutters on your list of favorite things to do.

    Real-life Rosie the Riveters: How women are taking over nontraditional jobs

    Career expert Suzy Welch joins Kathie Lee Gifford and Jenna Bush Hager to talk about how more women are entering traditionally male trades. She looks at the challenges several such women are tackling, and gets a crash course in carpentry!

    Your body language shapes who you are: Ted Talk

    Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility.

    3 Reasons That Prevent Women From Becoming Risk Takers by Donny Walford FAICD

    In a world where men are winning because of their ability to take risks, women are trailing behind as they are still unsure of themselves. We have found three main reasons that cause this behavior. 

    The Master Plumber Who Thinks More Women Should Learn a Trade By Alexa Tsoulis-Reay

    In those stupid career fairs nobody ever suggested to the little girls, “Get into a trade, you’ll make a shit ton of money, and you can have a lifelong career.” Erin Swetland, Master Plumber shares her story...


    Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit By Annie McKee & Kandi Wiens, HBR


    A two-part strategy that can help unleash empathy and break the burnout cycle.

    Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower Paying Work ​Sarah Green Carmichel, HBR 4/19/2017





  • The AGC MA Building Women in Construction Committee (BWiC) will look to leverage the Construction Industry network to support and empower women to excel in the management and networking potential of their careers, share personal stories and feedback relative to mutual experiences.

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