Space to Build

Space to Build

Join us for weekly chats with women of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Space to Build podcast promotes the opportunities and challenges that exist in our industry through the lenses of women in construction.Let's bring action items to the next generation of construction professionals as they navigate their careers. There are so many roles and topics to explore.If you like this show, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Episodes

November 30, 2022 28 min

Summary:  Jennifer Todd – Jennifer Todd is President of LMS General Contractors, demolition, and abatement contractor, performing word across the Southeast. She is the Founder, A Greener of Tomorrow, a 501 c3 nonprofit committed to skilled trades opportunities for underserved people. Todd is a 2021 ENR Top 20 Under 40 Professional, 2020 ENR Top 25 Newsmaker, and 2020 CBO Outstanding Women in Construction finalist. Todd is an ASU Sa...

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Summary:  Coralee Beatty (Owner of ThriveHQ) – After 25 years in the construction industry, and successfully selling her HVAC/Plumbing business, Coralee now shares her knowledge, experience, and expertise with women in construction and trades to build their business for greater profitability, flexibility, and freedom.  

In this episode we cover:

  • 4 Tips on becoming a strong leader
  • Learning to be compassionate
  • HVAC business ownership in ...
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    November 9, 2022 32 min

    Summary:  Courtney Kelly – She is a construction project management professional specializing in civil and commercial construction. She is also the author of the children's book, Celeste Saves the City, which encourages girls of color to pursue careers in civil engineering and construction. 

    In this episode we cover:

  • The value of asking for help
  • How your hobbies or side hustles can help you hone your construction management skills
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    November 2, 2022 37 min

    Summary:  Diana Pauro – She is the Founder of Rebel Builders, a Design-Build Company based out of the Greater Boston area.  In this episode, we chat about her epic experiences.  She shares: 

    ·       How she landed a gig teaching an Architect AutoCAD as a 15-year-old

    ·       Why she sold a firm to backpack across South America 

    ·       How she ended up in the US. 

    ·       How she encourages autonomy among her team and welcomes diversity...

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    Summary:  Come meet Manoela Evelkin, owner's rep in New York City!  She shares with us are career story and the behind the scenes of what she does.  Manoela also shares three tips for negotiating job offers and a bonus one for change orders.

    References:

    Instagram - @casera.nyc

    Special Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.

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    Summary:  Come meet Han-Mei Chiang, a licensed architect and construction project manager in Portland, OR for Hoffman Construction.  She is also the secretary at NOMA PDX.  In this episode, we discuss the value of having an architect’s perspective in a construction environment.  Han-Mei also shares her experience with NOMA PDX and Project Pipeline, an advocacy program introducing middle school children to architecture.

     

    References:

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    October 12, 2022 6 min

    Host Kathryn shares her construction story and what’s next for Space to Build.

    If you would like to connect with us, you can find us at:

    Website:  spacetobuild.co

    Social Media:  @spacetobuild

    Email:  Kathryn@spacetobuild.co

    Please leave a review or rate on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or Audible!


    Special Thanks to Lucinda Dykens  of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode of Space to Build.

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    Welcome to the LAST episode of Season 2 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This episode our guest is Kayla Bonish.

    Kayla is a project engineer at Davis Construction. She works within the commercial interiors department.  She is another Hokie who graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors in Construction Engineering and Management.

    She shares about her first year out of college, the day to day l...

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    April 21, 2021 47 min

    Welcome to the second to last episode of Season 2 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This episode our guest is Tenika Chavis.

    Tenika is the owner of Lady Carpenter LLC.  Her services include general contracting, renovations, and real estate investing.  

    In this episode she shares her experiences in the union as a carpenter, how she plans on pivoting her construction career, and advice a...

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    Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    Season 2 has been about building confidence and community. Ordinarily we look at building community in the sense of building your own network to help elevate your career. This week we are taking on a new angle. 

    This episode our guest is Natalie Goodin.

    Natalie is a midwest-based Architectural Designer with a background in no...

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    Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week we have Michelle Hands of She Who Dares Wins!

    Michelle is a mom, setting out engineer, land surveyor, and business woman.  She works hard to advocate for women in male dominated industries as well.  We chat about levels of confidence, workplace failures, and connecting with people that you may think are out of your...

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    Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week, we have Alex Burd, a 24 year old environmental solutions business owner in Tennessee and a founding member of the Crew Collaborative.  She is passionate about making a change in the construction industry and advocating for a more diverse and inclusive workplace for all individuals.  I had so much fun chatting wit...

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    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week, we have Kelly Ireland, a registered Master Plumber in Philadelphia.

    We explore her journey through her apprenticeship, her experiences in the commercial sector and her new move to residential service work.  We dive into what building confidence has looked like for her through these different stages. 

    She also ...

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    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week our guest is JoAnn Brookes!

    JoAnn works for Perkins Eastman, an architecture and design firm.  She wears two hats depending on the project.  Some times she is the Project Manager and other times she is the Project Architect.

    In this episode we discuss her experiences and perspectives in construction management,...

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    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week our guest is Tonya Hicks!

    Tonya is a serial entrepreneur, mom to two boys, and an advocate for women!

    In this episode we talk about her journey through construction and how this has lead to her two businesses and organization.  We start with her experiences as the first women wireman for the International Broth...

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    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week our guest is Brittany Bailey!

    Brittany is a Licensed General Contractor, DIY Educator, and founder of PrettyHandyGirl.com a resource with over 1,500 DIY tutorials for everything from home improvement and repairs to crafting and smaller scale DIY projects.

    In this episode we talk about becoming a licensed genera...

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    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week our guest is Patricia Haywood!

    Patricia is the founder of Master Buildhers. She loves wearing colorful clothing, sporting an afro and being unapologetically herself. For too long, she tried to fit into a box that suffocated her genius. Today she stands out, embraces her difference and inspires others to walk t...

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    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week our guest is Kate Reiling, introvert, mentor, and construction advocate!

    Kate is a project manager for a civil/sitework contractor in the Metro Atlanta Area. She has been in the industry since her first internship in 2005, when she fell in love with construction!  Her passion for our industry has lead her to b...

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    February 11, 2021 2 min

    Hey there!

    Welcome to our SECOND season of Space to Build, the podcast where we chat with women in construction about the roles they play in building our community. This season is focused on Building Confidence and Community to Elevate your career.

    New episodes will release every Wednesday, starting 2/17/2021!  Please hit that subscribe button to stay tuned!

    You can also find us on Instagram at @spacetobuild and online at Spaceto...

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    Welcome back for the last episode of Season 1 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week we have our podcast sponsor on as a guest!

    I can't wait for you to join Jade and I in this conversation.  We chat about our experiences at Virginia Tech, our opportunities in school and post graduation, things we struggle with, who we are outside of construction, and what turning a hobby into...

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