Your Groundbreak Day Two Recap – Mike Rowe, Women in Construction, Tan Le and more

Your Groundbreak Day Two Recap – Mike Rowe, Women in Construction, Tan Le and more

Another day at Groundbreak and what a success it was! We kicked the day off right with a keynote from Mike Rowe. He highlighted the importance of the skilled trades and vocational education. Rowe challenged the status quo and argued that we need to encourage people to pursue a career that is meaningful. “Don’t follow your passion, bring it with you.” -Mike Rowe The Women in Construction panel was a hit. It was visibly a relevant and important topic for attendees. We heard from women leaders throughout the industry including: Nancy Novak, National VP of Operations at Balfour Beatty,... Read More

Women in Construction Week Comes to a Close

Women in Construction Week Comes to a Close

This Q&A with Stacey Harris of Consigli Construction wraps up our Women in Construction series for 2017. She expands on her favorite aspects of the job and shares what has been most memorable along the way. Procore recently published a case study highlighting Consigli, a fourth-generation family-owned construction management business that has expanded to Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Oregon, Maine, Connecticut, and New York. Meet Stacey… Procore: In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge of being a female professional in the construction industry? The biggest challenge is proving to the workforce that you are capable of running... Read More

Tenacity and Confidence are Key, Part 2 of the Women in Construction Interview Series with Jacqueline Hawkins of Wells Construction

Tenacity and Confidence are Key, Part 2 of the Women in Construction Interview Series with Jacqueline Hawkins of Wells Construction

Jacqueline Hawkins, a Project Engineer for Wells Construction, is our second participant in the Women in Construction Series we are publishing this week. This is a three-part series, the first of which can be found here. The third and final article will be issued Friday morning. Meet Jacqueline, a young woman who offers a different perspective on the growing number of women in the construction industry and who gives some insight about her journey in choosing this career path. Jackie Hawkins, Wells Construction. Procore: What led you to choose construction as your career path? When I was little, I really... 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

Calling All Women in Construction

Calling All Women in Construction

Last November, a colleague and I attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Dana Point, CA. This conference was different – set apart from all the shows we attend on the usual. The two of us were asked to take a seat at the table and actively participate with attendees, speakers, and panelists of over 100 women in design, engineering, technology and construction. We learned the difference between equity and equality, discussed the lack of skilled employees in the industry, and agreed that it was more challenging than expected to find committed mentors in the industry, as women. Our conversations... Read More