It’s Women in Construction Week! I Build America – Kentucky is taking the opportunity to share the stories of the women across the state who make up our great industry. The stories of these women show the diverse backgrounds, interests, skills, and talents that are part of the work we do–and we encourage more women of all ages and interests to consider careers in construction.
You can follow along as the nation celebrates its female construction workforce. Check out the hashtag #WICWeek2022 and #IBuildAmericaKY!
The Women of Kentucky’s Workforce: Meet Tabatha
Name: Tabatha TrIgg
Position: Quality Control Manager
Company: Flynn Brothers Construction
Years Working In Construction: 20 years
In your experience, what do women bring to the construction industry?
A determined mentality. In my experience I have always felt I have more to prove than a man so I have always worked harder to prove I belong here and that I am not going anywhere.
In what ways does your company support more women joining the industry?
By the fact that they treat us all the same man or woman. Most of the women in my company are management level Flynn doesn’t hold you back from what you want to achieve at the company. They let you grow.
What do you like most about working in construction?
Being able to work outdoors and never working in the same spot. That I am creating something that will be around longer than I will be. The challenges that it presents on a daily basis that push me to do better and learn more. The amount of room to grow into a position other than a laborer.
If you were to give young women (high schoolers) advice about beginning a career in construction, what would you say?
In construction, the sky is the limit. No matter what level you join at you can always advance your position. You will get out of it what you put into it. It’s an amazing career path that will take you as far as you want to go as long as you don’t give up on what you want and don’t let the ones who believe you shouldn’t be here stop you.