Catamount Constructors Celebrates Women in Construction Week with “Women for Catamount”

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March 3rd – 9th marked the 26th annual Women in Construction Week, and Catamount proudly participated in celebrating the women leading the way in the industry.

A 2023 report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that only 11% of construction workers in the United States are women. At Catamount Constructors, women make up 20% of our team, beating the industry standard by almost double. The skill, knowledge, and passion of our women employee-owners is key to Catamount’s success, and we are grateful for everything they bring to the team.

This year, a group of employee-owners launched “Women for Catamount”: an employee resource group dedicated to fostering an environment of support and inclusion. They aim to empower all employee-owners through connection while providing learning opportunities that broaden perspectives and promote professional growth. In honor of WIC Week, Women for Catamount hosted an executive panel discussion focused on mentorship and support opportunities, career and skill development, and the changes they’ve seen in the industry throughout their careers.

“The executive panel discussion held by Women for Catamount marked a significant milestone in our journey toward fostering connection and support within our organization,” Sage Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Co-CEOs and chair of Women for Catamount said. “The thoughtful curation of this event exemplified our commitment to creating a workplace culture where every employee-owner feels valued and heard. By inviting leaders from various backgrounds to share their stories and insights, we aimed to create a platform that resonated with our entire Catamount family. The panel discussion served as a source of inspiration and encouragement, providing valuable perspectives on navigating challenges, advancing careers, fostering mentorship, and achieving work-life balance. In addressing these pertinent topics, we not only shed light on the unique obstacles faced by women in the construction industry but also offered actionable advice applicable to all aspiring professionals within our organization. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and remain committed to driving positive change within Catamount.”

As we reflect on Women in Construction week and the invaluable women who make the AEC industry successful, we are inspired to continue living out our vision to be a best-in-class employee-owned company known for developing leaders at every level.