A Note from Lissette Flores, BS 2017, and Rosa Juvera, BS 2016, on Kiewit’s Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar
On Sept. 29-30, 2016, at Kiewit’s corporation headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, CEEM undergraduate Lissette Flores and recent alumna Rosa Juvera joined 50 other collegiate women interested in construction and engineering to learn more about leadership and the construction industry at the Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar.
After a summer of working as a field engineer, I decided to attend this seminar to reinforce my decision of working in the construction industry and obtain tools that would help me in my future career. At the same time, attending the seminar was a great opportunity to meet women who have the same passion for the construction industry as I do.
Strong, successful women who have dedicated their lives to this field presented to us on different topics and answered all our questions about what to expect as women in construction. The seminar left me with a mentality that with hard work and enthusiasm I could also be successful in my work field. The opportunities are unlimited, and it is up to me to seize them!