Why are you in this industry/occupation?
Because I love it!
What are the benefits?
Being outside. Getting to work with different teams with every project. Seeing things get built. Being a part of something that everyone is working on as a common goal. Opportunity to travel.
What are the drawbacks?
Inflexible working conditions – but starting to change with the efforts of organisations such as ours (NAWIC). Long hours. Quite stressful
Why do you encourage other women and girls to consider the industry/occupation?
Because its an industry that has something for everyone. I’ve loved it from the day I started working in it and don’t have any regrets.