Women take up reins to guide future
Lesley Conway, President of Hopewell Residential Communities is a member of TEC 305 with Chair Liam Christie.
In other industries, they called it a glass ceiling.
In the homebuilding industry, perhaps you could say it was more of a plaster one.
This sector, more than any other critical to Calgary’s economic health, saw entrepreneurial men building companies, literally, from the ground up, through physical labour on a job site.
Fast forward to 2012. Calgary’s homebuilding industry does, of course, still depends on skilled tradespeople building high-tech, high-quality homes on hundreds of job sites.
But many more of those homebuilders are hiring, and working side by side with, women in leadership roles. READ MORE