Rock to Road

Virtual Event
Women in Construction 2021: On Demand Sessions


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What we build:

Graham is a integrated construction solutions partner for buildings, industrial and infrastructure clients throughout North America. From schools, hospitals, and roadways to power plants, oil refineries and public transit, we have earned a reputation for delivering any project, of any size, in any location. Innovation, safety, continuous improvement and working closely with local communities where we operate are the cornerstones of everything we do.

Who we are:

As an employee-owned company, our people are passionate about every aspect of a project. Our systems, unique matrix organizational structure, resources and network of locations enable us to forge true construction solutions partnerships with our clients. Partnerships that are built on transparency and straightforwardness: the longstanding values that underpin our culture and ensure extraordinary outcomes for every project.

Today, we are more than 1,600 loyal employees working in 17 major professional, technical and administrative categories, in 13 offices across Canada and the United States. We are a growing and diversified organization with big-company resources, small-town roots and a caring culture.

 

Empowering women in our industry

As one of North America’s fully integrated construction companies, we strive to be a part of making the industry a positive place to work for everyone. Together, we desire to be the best at what we do, regardless of gender. A more inclusive culture helps us retain top talent, strengthen performance and meet our commitments. The women we hire helps make our business better. Their expertise and perspective drive us towards our vision and, ultimately, helps to ensure we deliver our clients’ visions. In effort to encourage more women into our workplace, in 2019 we embarked on a three-year partnership with Women Building Futures (WBF), an Edmonton-based organization that prepares women for prosperous careers in the trades.

The WBF Journeywoman Start program is a 17-week multi-trade readiness program that provides students with skills training, safety certification, Workplace Culture Awareness, fitness, financial literacy and academics to hit the ground running on the construction site. Once they’ve graduated from this program and with the support of a WBF Alumni Advisor the graduates earn referrals to WBF industry partners in preparation for their apprenticeships. As a strategic partner, Graham participates in a quarterly interview day where leaders conduct mock interviews to prepare the women for future employment opportunities. During this process, if we find candidates that fit the Graham culture, we’re able to hire them directly, giving us the opportunity to continue to diversify our workforce with women who are ready to hit the ground running with appropriate safety and skills training.

Interview with Kimberly Haddow, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure

We talked with Kimberly Haddow, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure in Calgary, AB about her experience working in construction at Graham. Watch the video below to see what she has to say.

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