Builtcast: Women In Construction Week Panel Discussion 2019

Listen to the stories of five women in the construction industry as Justine Bangert hosts a panel from the National Association of Women in Construction – Des Moines chapter.

This year, for Women In Construction Week 2019 (#WICWeek2019), we wanted to put together a featured episode for NAWIC, founded in Fort Worth, Texas on September 11, 1953. We thought there was no better way to celebrate and promote this fantastic organization than to sit down with a group of women with influential jobs in project management, estimating, and more!

What’s In This Episode?

The panel discusses how NAWIC enables women to succeed in the construction industry, opens doors, and provides a platform that unites and promotes women in construction. Not only that, they talk about their passion for construction, barriers in the industry, and how young women can have a lucrative career in construction.


Who’s In This Episode?

We spoke with leaders in construction from the Midwest, specifically from the Des Moines chapter of NAWIC. From new to tenured, the women on this panel are in the order of how they appear in the show:

Justine Bangert – Bangert, Inc.

Shelly Putney – Neumann Brothers

Michelle Ashline – Turner Construction

Melinda Packebush – Story Construction

Samantha Blettner – Ahern Fire Protection


How Can I Get Involved With Women In Construction?

It’s easy! If you’re a woman in construction, head over to NAWIC’s site and join the national chapter. We also highly recommend joining your local chapter and get involved in the various events that they put on. If you want to support NAWIC in another way, your local NAWIC chapter offers several sponsorship opportunities throughout the year, especially during WIC Week, which is March 3-9, 2019.


Share This Episode!

Get involved with the #Builtcast movement and share this episode by Email, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and more. We’ve made it easy, just click the links on the left side of this page and share it with your friends and colleagues. Don’t forget to add the hashtag, #WICWeek2019 to promote the organization and its members!


About Builtcast

Builtcast is a construction podcast that explores the people and stories behind growth, technology, and change in the construction industry. Bangert, Inc. is a proud flagship sponsor and producer of Builtcast. Do you want to know how software can transform your construction business? Start a conversation with Justine by hitting that chat button in the bottom right or connect with her on LinkedIn, where she’s most active.

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