Amber-Rose Sousa, Sr Project Manager

Amber-Rose and Foreman discuss project plans at Providence College’s Science Center in Providence, RI

Amber-Rose Sousa
Sr. Project Manager, Unique Metal Works

We asked Amber-Rose a few questions about Women in Construction…

What advice would you give to a young woman entering the construction industry?

Be confident, ask questions, don’t hesitate, be assertive, but don’t be rude. Learn and Grow. Don’t be afraid to get out in the field. It is not glamorous, but it is the best way to learn all aspects of your project. To the best of their abilities, women who work will be respected by their peers and in the field. Work hard and show passion. Actions speak louder than words.

How do you think the construction industry can attract more female candidates?

Career Fairs at technical high schools. Host a hands-on event for young women to ignite their interest in the industry and be part of these events. More organizations like NAWIC where women can network, correspond, interact and support each other.

You recently made a significant position change from managing mechanical to sheet metal projects. How would you best describe the impact of that change and working in the construction industry?

Learning an entirely new trade has been exciting. I love to learn and look forward to learning more every day through my foreman and colleagues.

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