Women in Construction Week recognizes all the significant initiatives and work of women within the industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise 10.9% of all people working in construction or about one out of every 100 employees in the field. Women continue to break ground as hiring demographics reflect more women working in construction at all employment levels and positions.
Whether poring over blueprints or leading relationships with contractors and clients, the women on our team make tremendous contributions to our work. To celebrate Women in Construction Week, our team highlights some of the incredible women on our team.
Careta is the newest to join S. Watts Group. Careta has a background in the armed forces, growing up as an army brat and eventually making it to the rank of Captain herself before stepping away. As a project, Careta works behind the scenes to ensure projects stay on track and are completed to the highest of standards.
“What I enjoy most about my work is the people and atmosphere at S. Watts Group. I also enjoy the actual job I do each day.”
At S. Watts Group, we only hire the best, and Carmen is just that! Carmen joined our accounting and human resources team in July 2020. Although not as hands-on in our team’s projects, Carmen still gets a front seat in our work, always learning something new and exciting.
“I love working at S. Watts because of the company culture and the support that this team shows one another, creating a challenging yet rewarding place to learn and grow.”
Meet the team “rockstar!” Tiffany joined S. Watts Group almost two years ago as a Project Coordinator. Working alongside our Project Management team, Tiffany ensures projects are carried to successful completion from beginning to end.
“Within my role, you have the opportunity to partner and collaborate with multiple project team members from clients, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and internal project team members to build the overall design intent. It’s incredible to see the project come to life from reviewing the plans to real life.”
History of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction started Women in Construction Week in 1998. The organization was first called Women in Construction of Fort Worth and was founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. From design to management and building, women continue to fill roles throughout the construction industry. They are leading to the stigma around women working in construction reducing drastically. Construction continues to lead change through diversity and inclusion. One leap notable to our industry includes leading the change in narrowing the pay gap. Nationally, women make 82 cents on the dollar compared to men. Specifically in the construction industry, on average, women earn almost as much as men, at about 99.1%.
Work With S. Watts Group
Our team works in a variety of commercial construction projects on any industry and for any size business. We are passionate about building the best spaces with all of our projects. We are always looking for other passionate individuals to join our growing family in various roles. We encourage you to learn more about our open Project Coordinator and Superintendent positions.
Looking to gain professional experience before entering the workforce? We are always looking for students to join our team through our construction internship.
See all the current opportunities to join our team today!