First Annual Women of the Construction Industry Event
Corbins Electric’s very own Julie Gibson presented at the Associated General Contractors New Mexico Chapter’s (AGC NM) (@agcnm) First Annual Women of the Construction Industry event last week. The first annual event was a huge success, selling out to a crowd of more than 125 people, including industry professionals, UNM students, and ACE Leadership High School students. In addition to building networks to support and empower women in the construction industry, the event also extended the mentorship challenge, encouraging women early in their career to create relationships with seasoned professionals to learn the different career path potentials. The event also benefited ACE Leadership High School (@ACE.Leadership.HS), a school focused on helping today’s students prepare to become successful leaders in the architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE) industry.
Julie shared some of her journey in construction and some keys to her success, along with some pieces of advice to up and coming women in construction. Some of Julie’s pieces of advice included having perseverance, encouraging work/life balance, and the importance of a creating a support network, both professionally and personally.