|For decades, women have enjoyed professional success and personal satisfaction at every level of the home building industry, including light commercial construction and maintenance. Drawing on interviews with both women and men, this video presents some of the many opportunities for women in the building-related trades. In two segments, the program explores how they got their starts, what they like about their work, and what motivates them, as well as the challenges of entrepreneurship and gaining acceptance in a predominantly male industry. In "Mastering a Trade," an electrician who is also president and owner of her own company, an engineer with Wyndham Garden Hotels, and a drywall finisher discuss their experiences. In "Leading the Team," a construction project manager and the president and owner of a remodeling firm talk about what it is like to be the woman in charge.
One 9-minute video. © 2001.|