February 27, 2024

Catalysts of Innovation: Women Driving Infrastructure Forward

Catalysts of Innovation: Women Driving Infrastructure Forward

In the dynamic world of infrastructure and construction, my path led me to become the Director of Product Management and Regulatory Affairs at Oldcastle Infrastructure. Recently, this role has grown to encompass Business Development for the Stormwater division. This evolution mirrors the industry’s growing focus on adopting and integrating transformative technologies and methodologies to address complex challenges in the water industry.  My position represents not just a title, but the confidence entrusted in me and the teamwork that’s reshaping our sector. It places me at the heart of our shared goal to drive innovation and sustainable practices forward.

My path to Oldcastle Infrastructure was not just a career move but a deepening of my commitment to environmental stewardship, particularly in the realm of water conservation. Aware of the challenges posed by the arid conditions in Southern California, my true potential to effect change crystallized after joining Oldcastle Infrastructure. My focus on stormwater management evolved from an interest into a professional calling, underscored by the critical need for sustainable solutions within the infrastructure sector.

Here, my journey into stormwater management became a collaborative venture, marked by significant growth and learning. The mentorship and support from colleagues were instrumental, fueling my passion and driving our shared vision. This nurturing environment not only helped me navigate challenges but also enriched my leadership skills and innovative thinking, emphasizing the importance of community and ecosystem protection through our work.

Looking ahead, I see a future brimming with opportunities for women in this evolving field. The industry is at the cusp of a transformative era, with technology and sustainability at its heart, opening doors to groundbreaking innovation and leadership. To women aspiring to join this impactful field, my advice is rooted in my own experiences: Embrace your unique perspectives, actively seek mentorship, and commit to lifelong learning. Challenges are inevitable, but they are the steppingstones to personal and professional growth.

Celebrating the achievements of women in construction is not just about recognition; it’s a call to action for a more inclusive, forward-thinking, and eco-conscious future. By championing change and supporting one another, we have the power to dismantle barriers and redefine industry standards.

This moment is more than a time for reflection—it’s an opportunity to envision the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. It’s a call to each of us to lead by example, to drive change, and to uplift one another in our shared pursuit of excellence. As we move forward, let’s stay committed to nurturing an industry that exemplifies diversity, resilience, and ingenuity.

Let’s harness our collective diversity and determination to not only transform our industry but also to leave a lasting impact on the world. I extend an invitation to those ready to embark on this transformative journey: consider building your career with Oldcastle Infrastructure and CRH, where you can grow, make a difference, and contribute to a legacy that benefits our communities. Together, let’s build, innovate, and inspire, creating a sustainable legacy for generations to come.

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