The effort all started with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWC), a group founded in Fort Worth, Texas, way back in the 1950s. Only 16 women were involved in the construction industry in 1953. 8.9 percent of those working in the U.S. construction industry were women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Last month, the company celebrated its very own “Women in Construction,” recognizing all of their female employees’ hard work and accomplishments over the years.
“Women have been a major reason for DiPrete Engineering’s success for over 20 years” said Dennis DiPrete, Principal of DiPrete Engineering. “They have led many of our largest and most complicated projects.”
Those projects include creation of a “green” campus at New England Institute of Technology; construction of a new CarMax and the revitalization of Garden City Center. Women are regularly involved in all aspects of engineering, from preparing proposals; project management, the actual engineering and landscape design; construction inspections; and everything in between.
DiPrete Engineering honors its Women in Construction, and thanks them for being an integral part of all that we do here, week in and week out:
- Alex Avery, Landscape Architect
- Jennifer Colson, Site Designer
- Jill Daponte, Project Engineer
- Sheryl Guglielmo, Senior Project Engineer
- Elsie Johnson, Senior OWTS Designer
- Dana Lindsay, Civil Engineer
- Nicole Reilly, Senior Project Manager
- Molly Titus, Senior Project Engineer
- Maggie King, Administrative Assistant
- Elizabeth Mak, Receptionist
- Sheelagh Brady, Credit and Collections Manager
- Lisa Baccari, Receptionist
- Karen King, Office Manager
- Jennifer M. Sweet, Accounts Receivable & Payable