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Calli is a building trades student at Northwest Career & Technical Center in Vermont. From a young age, she wanted to work in the building trades. "I love working hands-on, and I love being able to use my imagination to create something that is helpful for others," she says. Her advice to women considering a career in the building trades is to bring a good attitude. "...Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, if you have a good attitude and are eager to learn, you’ll go places. Also, step out of your comfort zone to expand your knowledge and skills."

Olivia Costin, project manager with PC Construction, enjoys her job and being able to pave the way for other women to come into the industry and challenge the status quo. "Women make the construction industry better every day," says Costin. "I am so grateful for those who have come before to allow me the opportunities I’ve had, and I will continue to do what I can to lift up and support other women in our industry."

This year’s Women in Construction Week (WIC) will be observed March 6-12, 2022. How will you recognize the women in your company and our industry this year? We have a few ideas to share with you!