Sarasota contractor hosts networking happy hour to celebrate women in construction and trade
Sarasota, Fla. (March 10, 2022) – In addition to women’s history month and international women’s day, March represents another important holiday: Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The team at Firmo Construction hosted a happy hour at downtown Sarasota’s Mandeville Beer Garden in celebration of the occasion, which takes place from March 6-12 this year. The construction management company invited local leaders in construction and trade, both women and men, to recognize the contribution of women in the industry and network with local professionals. Attendees included leaders from Synovus, GRN Bradenton, Piper Fire Protection, Inc. and more.
“Advocating for and celebrating women in construction has always been important to our team. With less than 11 percent of women making up our industry’s workforce, events like our happy hour not only show appreciation to women already in the field, it also invites collaboration and networking to encourage new opportunities for more women to consider our industry as a profession,” said Maegan Ochoa, Executive Vice President of Firmo.
Every year, “WIC Week” is promoted by the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC), which has local chapters across the nation, and this year marks the 24th Annual Women in Construction Week. Currently, the closest chapter to Sarasota is the NAWIC Tampa Chapter, which continues to grow and support women in the industry through educational and professional development events and opportunities.
For more information about Firmo Construction or the WIC Week event, please email Nicole Miskovic at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-210-9966.
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About Firmo ConstructionEstablished in 2003, Firmo Construction was formed with a mission is to deliver client visions by elevating each project to its fullest potential through innovative solutions. The construction management firm is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla. and licensed in over 16 states, offering engineering, architecture, and construction services for commercial projects of all sizes. An early adopter of USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system as well as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), the team continues to evolve with that progressive mindset today, remaining industry leaders in design and building technology. For more information, visit: www.FirmoConstruction.com.