Podcast 336: Women in Construction
GBA senior editor Kiley Jacques talks with architect Emily Mottram and builder Dejah Leger about the advantages of being a woman in the industry.
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The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), founded in 1953, created Women in Construction Week as a way to recognize advancements women have made in the building profession. Often the topic of women in construction is focused on the challenges, inequalities, and disadvantages but this discussion is meant to highlight some of the women we know who are working—and excelling—in the industry.
- Emily Mottram, @mottramarch, an architect based in Cumberland, Maine mottramarch.com
- Dejah Leger, @la_petite_carpenter, lead carpenter and superintendent at Carlisle Classic Homes in Seattle, Washington cchbuilds.com
- Christine Williamson, @buildingsciencefightclub, architectural designer, building scientist, and educator.
- Maria Klemperer-Johnson, @hammerstoneschool, owns the Hammerstone School for Women in Carpentry, in Ithaca, NY. She also instructs residential construction at SUNY Delhi, and a working carpenter.
- Elly Hart, @ellytheapprentice, is Australian-born apprentice in the carpentry program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
- Anna Heath is a lead carpenter/project manager at Maine Passive House.
- Brooke Cambridge, @blc_painting_, is a painting contractor and owner of BLC Painting in Salem, Mass.
- Claire Betze is owner of Building Works LLC
- Sonia Barrantes is a mechanical engineer at Ripcord Engineering
- Patrice Cappelletti, residential contractor, Live Solar Maine and Nesting Ground
- Kerry Lewis, Kerry Lewis Landscape Architect and Nesting Ground
- Heather Thompson is owner of Thompson Johnson Woodworks
- Alexandra Baczek, @alexandrabaczek, is an associate at Steven Baczek Architect
- Move Over Bob moveoverbob.com/
- National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) nawic.org/nawic
- See Jane Drill seejanedrill.com
- Tradie Lady Club on Facebook
- Tools and Tieras toolsandtiaras.org
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