JOIN THE online community dedicated to the ambitious women in construction

The women who are ready to build a strong foundation
to their adult life with knowledge and friendship.

Lost on how to tackle life after graduation?

Looking for other women in construction that are closer to your age?

Ready to build a community of women who actually get what you are going through?

Then, WELCOME!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I have dreamt of this opportunity.

But first, let’s start with a cup filled with your favorite beverage.  If it isn’t coffee, are you even in construction?! Wait, don’t answer that.  There are quite a few construction favorites, but we can get into that later!

Anyways, let me introduce myself!

My name is Kathryn.

I graduated Virginia Tech in Spring of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction and bachelor’s in Psychology.  (Let’s go HOKIES!)

During my sophomore year, my classmates and I formed Building Women in Construction, a group of independent, hardworking ladies excited to pursue a career in the built environment.

Building with this group opened my eyes to more growth and opportunities I didn’t see coming. I gained so many amazing connections, and I wanted that to continue.  I just didn’t know for sure how I could, back then.

Stepping out into adulthood was daunting.

I thought I was ready, but I ended up with so many questions!  I found myself researching and asking everyone a hundred questions every chance I got.  Somehow I still felt alone. I ended up burnt out and questioning my place in construction.

Fed up with no control, I finally owned it.  I realized I was actually worth something. More importantly, my career was simply that.  MINE. I finally made the big move I had been timidly contemplating. I switched companies and opened my eyes to more growth and opportunity I didn’t see coming.

Over the last couple of years, I have met other people in similar situations, and realized I needed to share stories of life in construction and to create connections among the construction industry, regardless of location.

Now, we have Space to Build

An online community dedicated to the ambitious women in construction, who are ready to build a strong foundation to their adult life.  Check out our blog posts for real life construction stories. Keep an eye on the resources page for checklists and templates for surviving independence and a new career in construction. 

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