Building the Future: Women Lead at Envoy Construction

Building the Future: Women Lead at Envoy Construction

March 11, 2024

Envoy Construction and Development is proud to celebrate the incredible women who are shaping the future of our industry. While the national landscape remains imbalanced, with only 10.8% of construction workers being women according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Envoy is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where women can thrive. Women currently comprise a significant 33% of our workforce, a testament to our ongoing efforts. This stands in stark contrast to the national average, which ranges from 10.8% to 14% according to various reports.

Despite this slow but steady growth, women remain underrepresented in construction.  Industry data shows that women are more likely to be found in management, professional, and sales/office roles (over 40%) compared to manual labor positions (only 2%).  This trend highlights the need to encourage more women to consider all aspects of a construction career, from skilled trades to leadership positions.

Amanda Good, Director of Administration, exemplifies the diverse roles women play in our success. "Even though I’ll never swing a hammer, manage a job site, or negotiate a deal," Amanda reflects, "it doesn't make me any less part of the Envoy Family. As a woman in construction, I believe that Envoy’s culture and core values are a testament to that sentiment of belonging, connection, and worth. I am proud to be part of our team and excited to be able to breathe life into communities regardless of my role."

Heather Nagel, Project Administrator, embodies the spirit of innovation and resilience that women bring to construction. “Transitioning to construction was challenging,” Heather reflects, “but it’s also incredibly rewarding. As a woman in this field, I see myself as a trailblazer, building a path for others to follow. It’s about breaking down barriers and inspiring the next generation.”

Heather’s message is one of empowerment and encouragement. “For young women considering construction,” she advises, “be fearless and persistent. This industry offers a chance to make a real difference. Find mentors, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and remember, every question paves the way for those who come after you.”

At Envoy, we recognize the importance of mentorship and support for women in construction. We actively cultivate a culture of collaboration and learning, where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute their unique talents.

For Women in Construction Week, we celebrated the achievements of our amazing women team members at Envoy. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining top female talent, and we believe that a diverse workforce with 33% women, compared to the national average of just 10.8%, is essential to our continued success. We look forward to building a brighter future together.


  • To learn more about the national trends in women in construction, visit the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) statistics page: [NAWIC statistics ON National Association of Women in Construction]
  • For a detailed report on construction industry employees by sex from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), visit: [OSHA Women in Construction]