Sask. Heavy Construction Assoc. hosting conference for women leading in industry

The Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association is hosting a conference for women in the trade.

President Shantel Lipp says with the growing number of women in construction, the SHCA wanted to give them the chance to get to the boardroom.

“Women think differently, they do different things, they have different roles within the company,” said Lipp. “And there isn’t really an avenue for them to swap stories and get together as a peer group to offer some support and advice to one another that the men traditionally have.”

Lipp says in a male-dominated industry, it’s important to make sure the women feel represented.

“We want to change the perception of what this industry is, there’s actually quite a few women working within the construction industry, they just carry different roles than the men traditionally do,” said Lipp. “By bringing these women together and showing them that there are other women in executive level roles, I think that it really opens up an opportunity for young women that might be thinking of construction as a possible career choice.”

Lipp says with this being their first conference, there are plenty of spots available.

More information can be found on the SHCA’s website.

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