INTERVIEW SERIES: Jennifer Dewees, LEED AP, President, Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, Inc. (MCCEI)

MCCEI is an independent and trusted adviser and resource for industry, education, and government which aims to promote, develop, and connect career opportunities in the built environment

Mission of Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, Inc.: to develop, promote, and connect career opportunities in the built environment.

Inside the interview:

  • How Jennifer Dewees, LEED AP got into the construction industry

  • Board involvement as business development (that turned into so much more)

  • The significance of women in the construction industry

  • Camp NAWIC

  • How to pay it forward

  • Career paths for women in construction / advocacy work

  • When women speak well of other women

  • Transferrable skills and leveling the playing field

  • Sponsorship roles that support women in construction

  • Using your voice inside the industry

  • An expanded view of the construction industry

  • A note about backlash, bias, pay gap for women in the industry / value conversation

  • College degree discussion

  • Apprenticeship — the future of

  • Diversity of thought and Big Potential

  • Navigating persuasion in the industry

  • The one piece of advice that she can 100% gift the listener….

Jennifer Dewees, LEED AP, President, Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, Inc. (MCCEI)

Nonprofit Construction Workforce Development Leader | Apprenticeship SME | DEI Advocate | @MCCEI @MAC_Workforce @BuildYourPath @NAWIC


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