NAWIC Knows How to Throw a Party

NAWIC Knows How to Throw a Party

In the month of August, we attended two National Association of Women in Construction events on completely different sides of the world. We began in Anaheim, California, where Procore sponsored the NAWIC AMEC (Annual Meeting and Education Conference) with an exhibitor booth and an after party. I spoke with and gained insight from women involved in every facet of the construction industry. The event was filled with passionate women who have worked well beyond what was required of them to promote the success of women in the construction industry. The following week I flew to Sydney, Australia, where I attended... Read More

On the Job Site with Lyndsay Woods of Harvey Builders

On the Job Site with Lyndsay Woods of Harvey Builders

As part of Procore’s Hard Hat Highway tour, my colleague, Carey Larson had the chance to sit down with Lyndsay Woods, Marketing Coordinator at Harvey Builders. Working from one of Harvey’s Austin, TX jobsites, Lyndsay discussed how she was drawn into the construction field and shared the advice she would give to a young woman looking to pursue a career in construction. Q: How did you initially get into construction? When my dad wasn’t teaching or coaching high school, he was a roofer. I spent a lot of time on the roof with him in the summers.... Read More

Introducing the Women in Construction Empower Series

Introducing the Women in Construction Empower Series

We are proud to introduce Procore’s Empower Series, kicking off with two events in October. Inspired by our Women in Construction initiative, these events will be multi-faceted, thought-leadership summits. The intent is to encourage conversation around the future of the construction industry, diverse workforces, and labor force challenges the construction industry faces. There will be a panel of speakers, an interactive workshop, and many opportunities to network with forward-thinking leaders and construction professionals. This series will cover how we can work to increase the number of women in the construction workforce, how to motivate a diverse team and impact... Read More

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Last week, I had the opportunity to ask Mike Rowe a question. Here’s the backstory… Procore is a sponsor of the Mike Rowe podcast “The Way I Heard It.” This has given us the opportunity to work with Mike on a few projects, including a weekly “Behind the Dirt” Q&A (where I originally asked my question), and a “Hard Hat Hero” campaign to honor the men and women on your jobsites. My question to Mike was: “How do we bridge the gender gap in construction?” Luckily, for me, he selected my question: Here’s his answer: In... Read More

Treat Constant Change as the Norm, an Interview with Wendy Lockner of AVB Construction

Treat Constant Change as the Norm, an Interview with Wendy Lockner of AVB Construction

Today kicks off Women in Construction Week, dedicated to highlighting women as a visible component of the construction industry. In honor of the week, we’ve conducted interviews with several women working in construction, all Procore clients, who’ve been gracious enough to share their experiences working in the industry and their advice for other young women aspiring to move in the same direction. The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) organizes Women in Construction Week, and it’s intended to encourage members and non-members alike, to raise awareness around the opportunities available to women in construction. The first... Read More