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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 @ 2:24 pm
On Why I'm an Activist for Women in Engineering

I visited three construction sites and attended one client meeting today, and the only woman I crossed paths with the entire day with was flagging traffic. I was referred to as 'the young lady', which was simultaneously endearing and infuriating.

A slick representative from one of the developers asked me directly what my role was on the project, even though I was introduced as being from the engineering consulting company. I am certain that if I were male that he would have assumed that I was a junior engineer.

I dream of a world where I can visit a construction site that is managed by women and staffed with female tradespeople.

Sadly, I have little hope that I will ever experience that in my lifetime.

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