Kristin's advice or women considering a career in the construction industry – "Go for it! It is proving to be one of the most welcoming industries I've ever worked in."
Construction is a lucrative industry that will always be around, filled with complex and dynamic projects, several trades and career paths to choose from with options for remote, office, or field work.
I love construction. It is always a changing environment and we get to work with great and talented people. I learn something new in the world of safety every day.
Construction is an industry that allows diverse activities, provides an ever changing environment and people to interact with. It allows me to utilize my organizational skills and my love of people to develop and execute construction projects with a high sense of satisfaction at the completion. It is never boring.
You, just by being a woman, will bring a different dynamic to your interactions with subcontractors, vendors and teammates. That’s ok, different doesn’t mean less than or bad. Different just means not the same.
"There are many things I enjoy about my career, but if I had to pick one thing, it would probably be at the end of the project when we can compare the design with the finished product."
Shari Durazzano’s role in construction is in building membership at ABC where she can share resources like education, safety, training, and networking. One of her favorite aspects of that role is hearing about and seeing the amazing projects member companies have built.
This year’s Women in Construction Week (WIC) will be observed March 7-13, 2021. How will you recognize the women in your company and our industry this year? We have a few ideas to share with you!
For those who do not know me, my name is Matt Johnson and I am thrilled to be the 2021 chair of the the NH and Vt chapter of ABC. I am a construction attorney and practice at Devine Millimet in Manchester and have since 1997. I live in Bedford with my wife Gretchen and five kids, all of whom have been home so I am particularly looking forward to ABC events in 2021.
Thank you for your interest in attending the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Board Induction. We look forward to seeing everyone’s faces on our screen Wednesday, January 13 at 3:00 pm.