Jennifer’s advice for women entering the workforce: “Do not let the opinions of some people or stereotypes discourage you from entering the construction industry. It is an industry that is constantly progressing and will benefit from the inclusion of more people of varied gender, backgrounds and abilities.”
“I was motivated to get involved in the group because not only am I a woman, but I am a single mother of a child with disabilities,” she says. “I have experienced and have seen firsthand the difficulties that people of protected classes face and am passionate about making the industry accessible to all who could contribute to its growth.”
She says she values WIN because the women involved are building on the progress taking place to make construction a diverse and equal working environment.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) of Sacramento, which also serves Reno and Redding, has long been a champion of women in the construction and electrical industry.
Since 2009, NECA has supported and encouraged women to serve in leadership spaces by offering resources relating to education, workforce development and networking, including the formation of Women in NECA (WIN).