Women in Construction Week 2020 – Pam Haney
Pam Haney | General Superintendent & Safety Director
“Don’t ever let someone set your ceiling. Decide what you want to do and go after it.”
How did you end up in construction?
I have been around construction all of my life.
What was your experience like when you first started as a woman in construction?
I have been doing this for fifteen years now. It was tough at first, but as time went on, and people got to know me, it became easier. I still run into those people that think women shouldn’t be in construction. I just work hard and show them, ‘this is why I was chosen for this job.’
Has it changed since then? How?
It is getting better each year, due to organizations like NAWIC and seeing more and more women working in construction. There is still a lot of work to be done to fully include women in construction. We need local mentorships for women in the trades.
What career advice do you have for younger women interested in construction?
Don’t ever let someone set your ceiling. Decide what you want to do and go after it.
Why do you think women should work in construction?
Why not? Women are great multitaskers and they think on their feet.