Built Celebrates Women in Construction Week 2024

To kick off Women in Construction Week 2024, Built looks back on its top stories of women making a difference in the industry from the past year

Welcome to Built’s celebration of Women in Construction Week 2024. To kick off the occasion, here’s a look back at some of our top stories about some of the incredible women making a major difference in the construction industry.

Meet the Superintendent Working to Make a Difference in Construction: Yelana Moton became fascinated with the industry at a young age—now she’s proud to work to help build structures that change people’s lives for the better.

Meet Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s First Female Architect: Built spoke to Lari about her unusual approach to architecture, conservation and community, as well as her vision of a more community-focused future of design.

Nonprofit Works to Make Architecture, Design More Equitable for Women: While nearly a quarter of all American architects are women, ArchiteXX says there’s much more work to be done.

Auburn’s Summer Academy Brings More Young Women into Construction: As the industry works to bolster female representation, this program aims to strategically cultivate interest among a demographic that hasn’t historically been encouraged to join construction.

How This Civil Engineer Used Early Leadership Experience to Launch a Thriving Construction Career: Mashal Ali was thrust into leading her family’s engineering firm at a young age, an experience that provided myriad lessons that have since translated into a successful career.

How One Engineer Is Dismantling Stereotypes of Women in Construction: Chloe Gharios has a message for women in construction: you belong. And she is fearless in being authentic as an engineer by showing through social media how others can be, too.

The Next Frontier for Women in Construction: Jobsite Workwear: Most, if not all, of construction workwear is made for men. One enterprising woman aims to change that—starting with pants.

This Nonprofit Is Working to Get More Women in Construction: She Built This City, based in North Carolina, runs educational programs to introduce women to the construction trades at an early age.

Managing Chaos: The Vital Skills Brittany Martin Used to Break into Construction: The senior project manager exudes resiliency, a skill she learned growing up in a single-parent household—and one she says is paramount for women in construction.

Deryl McKissack’s Remarkable, Decades-Long Engineering, Architectural Journey: The esteemed engineer has many notable projects to her firm’s name, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.