Episode 339: Lessons from Dad: Daughters in Construction on Working With Their Fathers and Empowering Women in the Construction Industry


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step into the construction industry as a woman and not just survive but thrive?

Women make up only about 11% of the construction industry. More often than not, they have to prove themselves to be taken seriously. But women bring much more than most people realize.

So, in this week’s episode, we’ve invited four incredible women: our host Leyah Hostetter, Emily Reidy Twigg of Forest Glen Construction, Cassie Parra of Tru Builders, and Shannon Springstead of John Springstead Construction. 

These women grew up on construction sites, learned the ropes from their fathers, and are now leading successful careers in the construction industry.

Listen in as these inspiring women share their unique journeys, the challenges they’ve faced as women in construction, the invaluable lessons they’ve learned from their fathers, and much more. 

Let’s jump in!

Key Takeaways:

Introduction (00:00)

Meet the daughters of construction (01:26)

Memorable experiences with their fathers (12:50)

How their fathers prepared them for their careers (21:03)

From father-daughter duos to construction colleagues (27:32)

Challenges faced as women in construction (33:31) 

Valuable lessons from their dads (41:37)

Advice for women considering construction (45:40) 

Ways fathers can support their daughters (51:59)

How men in the industry can help women (55:05) 

Final thoughts (1:00:08)


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