OlympiaTech vice president and partner, Seaen Kosmides, joined four other women in a panel discussion at the National Association of Women in Construction’s 2018 Midwest Regional Fall Conference last Friday. The women spoke about overcoming hurdles and finding success in the construction industry.
Panelists included Joanne Hager, a masonry worker for John Foley Masonry; Kristin Schultes, president of Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors; Laura Karow, majority owner of Gunnar Electric, and Seaen Kosmides, vice president and partner of OlympiaTech Electric. Mary Benike Kisilewski, vice president of Benike Construction, moderated the discussion.
A recurring theme was that women oftentimes have to go the extra mile on a job site to earn the respect of their male peers.
You can read a few highlights and quotes from the event in a recent F&C article here: http://bit.ly/2z9MFww