For over seven decades, BPI Color has been a loyal companion to the construction industry by supporting their printing needs in many way from signage, printing, to on-site printers. But while the bricks, cement, and steel have their significance, it’s the people behind the projects that truly inspire us. Over the years, we’ve had the honor of meeting and working with many exceptional women in the industry. Their resilience, tenacity, and innovative spirit have left an indelible mark on us.
It brings us immense joy to see The Daily Reporter shine a spotlight on these industrious women through their annual Women in Construction Awards. Each year, they honor 50 pioneering women who have not just excelled in their roles but have also paved the way for others in an industry where they make up a mere 10% of the workforce.
Whether she’s spearheading projects on construction sites or playing a pivotal role in marketing, law, communications, engineering, architecture, or executive positions, each one of these women has a unique story of determination and grit. They’re breaking the mold, challenging conventions, and, yes, shattering those proverbial glass ceilings in a sector that hasn’t always been the most welcoming to diversity.
This year’s sixth annual Women in Construction Awards and networking event took place at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee. It was a grand celebration of 50 such trailblazing women. If you happen to know or encounter any of these phenomenal women, do tip your hat to their achievements.
For those interested in diving deeper into their inspiring journeys, BPI Color has curated a special playlist on our YouTube Channel. Each story is a testament to perseverance, ambition, and sheer willpower.
The construction industry might have its challenges when it comes to diversity, but with the efforts of these incredible women and platforms like The Daily Reporter that recognize their efforts, the future looks brighter and more inclusive.
To learn more about the 2023 Women in Construction honorees, check out the full coverage by The Daily Reporter.
2023 Women in Construction Award Winners
Dorothy Snow, Altius Building Company
Kate Olson, Boldt
Andrea Bukacek, Bukacek Construction Group
Heidi Jutrzonka, Common Links Construction
Julia Randles, Corporate Contractors Inc.
Melanie Mussey, Corporate Contractors Inc.
Jen Froh, Doral Corp.
Sharon Hulce, Employment Resource Group
Nakiah Hokanson, Findorff
Jenna Gruter, Findorff
Jessica Grensavitch, Findorff
Adrienne Caron, Gilbane Building Company
Mady Less, Gilbane Building Company
Alex Motl, GRAEF
Maureen Carlson, Greenfire Management
Simmi Urbanek, Greenfire Management
Amanda Kohlbeck, H.J. Martin & Son
Stacy Harris, Hess Sweitzer
Cheyenne Brandt, Brandt LLC
Toni Keegan, HNTB Corp.
Amy Griffin, Hooper Corp.
Caryn Rader, Hooper Corp.
Jessica Lazo Figueroa, Hooper Corp.
Jody Owens, Hunzinger
Ammu Kuricheti, IBEW Local 159
Carol Grundahl, IBEW Local 159
Jennifer Essex, J.F. Ahern
Amber Weissmann, JP Cullen
Melinda Pogwizd, Kahler Slater
Megan MacLaughlin-Barck, Larson Construction Company
Aleana Tucholka, Local 19
Annie Weidert, Mead & Hunt
Amy Pitcher, Miron
Jessica Rabbach, Mortenson
Kathleen Vanderstappen, Mortenson
Danielle Stamborski, Mortenson
Sara Gulotta, Postorino Construction Finishes
Jennifer Starr, raSmith
Chloe Slaven, Riley Construction
Shannon Drezek, Schumacher Elevator Company
Kaylah Antczak, Selzer-Ornst
Lindsey Yoder, Sign Art Studio
Dena Gullickson, Stevens Construction Corp.
Lori Walter, Tri-North Builders
Katie Miller, Tri-North Builders
Sitlalic Aguilar, VJS Construction
Katherine Erwin, Walbec Group
Kayla Freund, Walbec Group
Christy Babcock, Walbec Group
Amy Hacker, White Buffalo Trucking