August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating women winning the right to vote in America 98 years ago. Although there has been great progress over the past century, women are still underrepresented in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry. According to a 2017 White Paper by the Society of Women Engineers, only 14% of engineers are women.
At 3J, 40% of our employees are women, a statistic we are proud of. To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, we interviewed 2 women who were some of our first employees. Kathleen Freeman, PE, Senior Water Resources Project Manager and Mercedes Smith, Senior Urban Designer share insight into their career path and what it’s like to be a woman in the AEC industry.
Check out their Q&As!