• Building Up Women: Demolishing the Construction Industry's Glass Ceiling

    MEDIA ALERT
    Contact: Brenna Alton
    (616) 278-7793
    balton@windemuller.us
     
    WINDEMULLER HOSTS “BUILDING UP WOMEN: DEMOLISHING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY'S GLASS CEILING”  
    Virtual event will be held Thursday, March 4, in conjunction with National Women in Construction Week
     
    WHAT
    Windemuller, a Michigan-based advanced technical and design services provider, and other area construction leaders are hosting “Building Up Women: Demolishing the Construction Industry's Glass Ceiling.”
     
    WHEN
    Thursday, March 4 • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
     
    WHY
    With women representing under 10% in the construction field, Windemuller and our partners are committed to raising awareness of the growing impact women have on the industry as well as the opportunities available to them.
     
    DETAILS
    This free, virtual event is open to all and will highlight successes and acknowledge the barriers often faced by hardworking women in a historically male-dominated industry.
     
    Expert panelists, located throughout Michigan, will share personal stories from the field, including the hurdles and achievements they’ve encountered while developing a diverse workforce. Attendees will then join a small group breakout session, where a moderator will lead a discussion focused on how to overcome obstacles many women face in the construction industry.
     
    Following the event, attendees will receive resources and key takeaways which can be used to spread awareness about current challenges to peers and colleagues and bring to light current and future opportunities.
     
    REGISTRATION
    This celebration is intended for everyone with an interest in the construction trade: women, men, students, field crews, industry leaders, etc. To register, visit www.Windemuller.us/WIC or email events@windemuller.us.
      
    PANELISTS

    • Moderator: Jen Schottke, ABC West Michigan
    • Rachel Austin, EV Construction
    • Steve Huizenga, Allied Mechanical Services
    • Kathy Warren, Greater Michigan Construction Academy
     
    About Windemuller
    Windemuller provides advanced technical and design services throughout Michigan and beyond. Established in 1954 Windemuller’s many technical services include automation, communications and IT, electrical, outdoor utilities, and renewable energy. Customers include industrial, government, municipal, and commercial entities. Windemuller employs more than 225 employees at its seven locations throughout Michigan. For more information, visit www.windemuller.us or email contactus@windemuller.us.
     
    The ABC Greater Michigan Chapter is a proud partner of this event.
    Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn about ABC National at www.abc.org.  ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC-GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, legislative representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information contact us at 989.374.4600 or www.abcgmc.org.
     

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