Saunders Construction Celebrates Women in Construction

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Saunders Construction Celebrates Women in Construction with Summit and Scholarship.

Saunders Construction, Inc., a leading construction manager and general contractor in Colorado, held a Women’s Summit in honor of National Women in Construction Week on Wednesday, March 7, to celebrate diversity in the construction industry.

Saunders put together a panel of speakers that consisted of both women and men from local Colorado companies including Denver Art Museum, Weifield, The Beeble Co., AGC, Skyblue Builders and BuildMark.

Topics of discussion between the panel and the audience of students and professionals included the importance of continued education, working with purpose, stress management and mentorship.

“Saunders Women’s Summit was an important event for men and women to have a safe space for an open discussion about equal opportunity,” said Mowa Haile, founder and president and CEO of Sky Blue Builders.

At the event, Saunders awarded a $500 scholarship to Mattie Carter, a Construction Management major at Colorado State University (CSU). Carter plans to graduate from CSU in the spring of 2018. She’s an active member of CSU’s Women in Construction Club and is also a project lead for CM Cares, a student-run volunteer group that focuses on building projects for people in need.

This award reflects Saunders’ ongoing commitment to recruitment and training, as well as ensuring women are represented as part of the company.

Photo caption: Saunders HR Business Partner Kate Palmquist with award recipient Mattie Carter.