Your go-to source
For all the topics we face working in and supporting people
in this crazy, amazing industry!
Here at B3H we are geared toward women in the construction industry as well as the women (and families) supporting men in the industry. We are diving into your passions, challenges, goals, achievements, and while doing that, we also want to provide insightful information to help throughout your journey - whatever your role. As we discuss your topics we will also clue you in, my loyal readers & listeners, as to what inspires us to work in this crazy amazing industry.
B3H is a concept (or some would say ‘a movement’) that comes to life in the form of a blog and podcast geared to provide guidance, information, entertainment, interviews and discussion related to women across both the field and corporate roles of the Industrial Construction world.
Our topics focus on all things that we face as women in this career (or women/families supporting people in this career): the benefits, growth, changes in the workforce, challenges, hardships, interviews, pay, fashion and everything in between. Things that each and every woman in this industry may encounter whether you are a Laborer, Safety Representative, Administrator, Analyst, Purchaser, Manager, or any other role in between.
We also try to relate topics to those of us who support people in this industry - be it husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and family.
Our vision with the logo was to tell a story of this concept without ever having to speak a word. This is the background behind the thought process.
Represent the balancing of two worlds
Building on the Right Side: representation for the corporate world of this industry and the people that are directly connected to those roles.
Plant on the Left Side: representation for the field employees, I geared specifically toward a power plant due to my personal work experience.
WHITE HARD HAT
Representation of Leadership and Management roles as well as commonly required PPE for field-based roles.
RED HIGH HEELS
Representation of the Sexy Powerful Women we all are regardless of if we wear heels daily or a hard hat and boots! Come on ladies, we all know red heels are a power statement while feminine and sexy!
Balancing Hard Hats & Heels (B3H) is that exactly, it’s finding the balance between being a woman and maintaining everything that makes that such a blessing while also being women in a male dominated industry and being an absolute badass at that too!
BEHIND THE SCENES
RENEGADE FIELD ENGINEER
I am 33 years old with two spoiled rotten little “rat” dogs that now travel with me since I am back to a project-based role. I sold my home in December of 2021 and I am now living full time in my 32’ fifth-wheel until I decide on an area that speaks to my heart to buy something new. This has been the first time that I have not maintained a home outside of work travel and I have proven that this was a create choice for this time and my life and I've been grateful for the adventure!
I absolutely love to travel, and my favorite thing to do is “going with the flow” of whatever sounds appealing! I spend a lot of time with all the nieces and nephews during my off time and I’m the aunt that is up for driving around blaring music or heading out to play laser tag on a whim. Photography and being in the presence of water are my two favorite pastimes outside of the kids and traveling because they bring out my creativity and a sense of peace.
The past 4 years have brought me more obstacles than I could have ever imagined, while also creating opportunities to not only work on the areas I needed improvement and growth, but it also an opportunity to redefine myself in wonderful ways. I am at a point in my life where I am naturally happy without feeling confinement of something weighing me down.
I worked several jobs over a span of 5 years from 16 to going full time with my company at 21, but I will focus on the one that leads me here for now.
In December of 2007, at 18, I got my first job in a power plant. I was visiting a friend of my moms, and her supervisor asked if I could come help them for one week as a Confined Space Attendant (hole watch). He promised good money and it would be short term, but it would help him out of a tight spot. I reluctantly agreed because I just could not picture myself working in a power plant. Let’s just say, that week turned into a month, and here I am 14 years later still in the same industry for the same company and I absolutely love it!
I have held 3 titles in my time throughout this company, but I have always taken on more directive outside of the job description I carried at the time which has done me a great justice. I started as a Site Administrator, spent a few years as Project Coordinator, and my current role is a Field Engineer.