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Mar 11, 2019

What is it like for women working in industries where men are the majority? Our guests are Melissa Kledis, financial advisor; Laurin Czyzyk, licensed general contractor and Emily Dresback, commercial broker.  Did you know:

  • 17% of financial advisors are women;
  • 9% of commercial brokers are women;
  • Approximately 4.5% of general contractors are women

How and why did they choose these careers? What are the pros and cons of working in male dominated businesses? What progress has been made? What improvements can still be made? 

Outline of Interview:

3:08 Introductions of Guests

8:37 statistics

10:30 how they address safety issues

15:45 Question: your greatest challenge in getting through or being taken seriously

24:40 Some not so great stories and how they were addressed

26:30 Positive stories and the advantages gained from their experiences

31:15 Mentoring and encouraging other women to pursue careers in spite of the numbers

35:45 Do women support each other?

45:26 What advice would you give the generation of women following you?