Balfour Beatty Celebrates National Women in Construction Week
This week, Balfour Beatty joins the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and our industry partners in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Women in Construction Week. United by the mission of “Building Supportive Foundations,” our teams will engage in conversations about the importance of mentoring and career development for women in construction.
Throughout the week, we will be facilitating discussions on critical topics such as paving the way for career growth, navigating the challenges of imposter syndrome, strategies for attaining healthy work/life balance and achieving the confidence to ask for support. Since our Connecting Women employee affinity group’s inception in 2015, the group has encouraged the advancement of women in construction by providing opportunities for career development and addressing the barriers women in the industry encounter. Together, Connecting Women is:
- Shining a light on the challenges women in construction may face and successful strategies to overcome them
- Inspiring professional development by showcasing women in leadership roles and creating opportunities for women to connect on career prospects and professional growth
- Encouraging interest in construction industry careers for the next generation by partnering with organizations like NAWIC, Girls on the Run, Give Kids the World, Habitat for Humanity and more
This week and always, we celebrate the contributions Balfour Beatty women make across our company, the construction industry and the communities in which we live, work and play. Read more about:
Megan Cook-Eichelberger, a project manager in Portland, Oregon, who is building relationships to last
The women on our Oak Hill Parkway project in Austin, Texas, who are blazing trails toward a more inclusive future
Join us in supporting a more inclusive and equitable future for all and be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to follow our week-long celebration of women in construction.