Carrie Davis, VP of Corporate Development for the RW Companies, was invited to speak at her old stomping grounds of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, in Gwynedd Valley, PA. Young, emerging leaders will learn about construction management as a career choice and the rewarding career opportunities available for women in the construction, architecture, and engineering fields.
“As a 1997 graduate, construction wasn’t a field that was commonly discussed at an all-girl, Private High School. Even today, women account for just 9% of the construction industry, and as with many male-dominated industries, it’s a field often overlooked by girls choosing their career paths. It doesn’t have to be this way,” said Davis.
Students will have a chance to hear from Carrie and how she began her career as a marketing assistant and worked her way up through business development, estimating and project management to her current executive role. Davis adds, “Sometimes all it takes is to hear about something new – and that will spark something…an interest you didn’t even know you had, and open you up to a world of opportunities.”