Building towers, razing sexism

Rivera, R. (2010). Building towers, razing sexism. The New York Times.

After battling a lifetime of  prejudices and landing as the CEO of her own construction company, Roxanne Rivera’s outlook on women’s potential in the construction industry is optimistic. Rivera believes that times have changed since she started out; when she gets emails from young women who have been discouraged by their fathers and professors to work in this industry she retorts with “there has never been a better time to be a woman in construction.” Rivera found that the more she learned technically, the more her male peers respected her. She was also very succinct when dealing with crude behavior saying “that is unacceptable” and moving forward. Rivera is very passionate about encouraging young women to pursue construction careers as getting more women to participate will be the only way to create lasting change.