The heavy construction/road building industry is home to some of the hardest working people who have brilliant stories and experiences to share with their colleagues. Networking with like-minded individuals often results in the sharing of business best practices.
As we all know, the majority of the people employed in this industry are men. But there’s growing number of female business owners and executives who deserve a seat at the table as well.
That’s why we’re looking to launch a TEC group comprised of women in the construction industry that are at executive level or are entrepreneurs of their own.
Being a part of a TEC group can be transformational. Learning from peers can leave a lasting impact on your business and on your life.
You don’t have to be a Harvard Business School grad to be a fit for this group. Instead, we’re looking for women with a business sense and a good work ethic.
This group would serve as a forum for women in the industry to talk about common issues and share stories and experiences and challenges they face. Meeting with colleagues will provide them an opportunity to better their business.
A lot of women are intimately involved in the businesses they own or the ones they work for. We could be pioneers in creating a TEC group that is comprised of women in a non-traditional sector.
We have great leaders in this sector. I think of Mandy Rennehan, the Blue-Collar CEO and incredible guest speaker we had at our annual convention in 2019. Mandy would be an ideal presenter for our TEC group.
Women in this industry tend to sit in the background a lot. It’s not that our voices are being ignored. Rather, it’s because we’re not the face of the company and often not the ones in public, attending meetings and making deals. We assume more of a behind-the-scenes role. This TEC group could change that.
There’s a lot of big projects planned for Saskatchewan over the next several years. That is why this is an ideal time to start this group.