Nora Benson, Sales Account Manager at Arden Engineering Constructors

Nora discusses the best course of action to replace a current AHU at Hall Manor in Cranston, RI.

Nora Benson
Sales Account Manager, Arden Engineering Constructors

Nora is celebrating her 16th year at Arden Engineering. She started as the Senior Service Coordinator and made a mid-way change to her current position.

We asked Nora a few questions about Women in Construction…

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

Be strong and confident in your choice of entering the field of construction. Many talented and successful women are already in the construction field in the United States and around the world. Construction is no longer just a man’s job. Live your dream.

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

By getting the word out to young women who may not know what career field they may want to go into. Career fairs at technical schools, middle schools, and high schools showing accomplished women in the construction field can make them aware of the possibility of a successful career in construction.

Your career at Arden Engineering expands over 16 years. Describe how Women in Construction have evolved and what you feel is the number one issue today?

Over the past decade, there have been significant positive changes, but more still needs to be done to ensure that women are paid the same wages as their male counterparts. Unfortunately, prejudice is still happening, along with people who feel that construction is a man’s job. Although many successful women are in the construction industry, more needs to be done to ensure women are accepted in all positions, not just those that are in the office.

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