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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Women in Construction: Angie Sanders

"Never believe that your gender is an obstacle to achieving great things. Empowering each other within the industry and overcoming adversity in a male dominate field will take time. If you want it, it’s possible."

This week, as part of Women in Construction Week, we are highlighting women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.

ANGIE SANDERS

A/V Operations Manager at ECSI
Years in Industry: 19

Angela originally started her career in accounting and estimating for a pipe supplier and then moved into the electrical industry.  She started with ECSI 9 years ago doing accounting work and took on various positions throughout the years including Project Coordination and now the A/V Operations Manager.  Angie has worked hard to get to this point, being faced with both challenges and opportunities which have given her the ability to prove her potential within this industry.  She feels fortunate and thankful to have a group of people at ECSI that hear her and value her opinions and ideas.

We asked Angie how she feels that the industry has changed over the last 10 years as far as women are concerned and she mentioned that she feels the industry has shown a steady increase in women being in more male driven roles.  You see more women on jobsites within the trades and within estimating and project management roles.  She believes we still have a long way to go but being able to see the progression shows a lot of promise.

Angie is involved with WIN-TC (Women in NECA Twin Cities) she sits on the steering committee as the secretary. WIN-TC mission is to engage, educate, and energize women in the electrical industry and beyond.