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Women and minorities often face unique challenges in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. That is why a group of female professionals recently gathered to share their experiences and insights working in a male-dominated industry.
As part of Women in Construction Week 2023, ESD Electrical Engineer Holly Pepper joined a panel organized by the Professional Women in Construction Chicago Chapter and the University of Illinois at Chicago National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (UIC NOMAS) chapter. The group focused on pathways for graduates by sharing their personal backgrounds, work histories, and experiences as minorities/women in the AEC industry.
The session was followed by a networking event. Pepper says it is important to share information and encouragement to the next generation of industry professionals.
Women in Construction Week is held each year during the first full week of March. The event spotlights the many initiatives and accomplishments of women working in the industry as well as highlight opportunities available to these professionals and others considering joining this career path.
Holly Pepper freely shares her professional knowledge and experience at industry events like this as part of the company’s mission to improve society through the built environment.
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