Friday, August 20, 2010

Women On Site


It would appear that Women on site don't always have it easy.

At a recent Occupational Health and Safety meeting held at the Association’s Westville premises, Bronwyn Gardner, a contracts manager for Grinaker-LTA Building East, was kind enough to share some of her experiences with us.

To find out more you will have to read the article recently posted on masterbuilders.co.za, I do however want to relay one particular story she shared, for reasons that it is rather amusing.

Her advice to women who pursue a career in construction is to embrace the unique experience and always maintain both patience and a sense of humor.

Upon filling us in on some of the more light-hearted scenarios that have occurred and conclusions people have jumped to, she touched on what she referred to as her personal favourite:

She told of how a consultant once walked into her site office looking for the site manager, expecting a Mr B Gardner of course. Upon seeing her, he felt compelled to inquire if the youthful looking Bronwyn, was part of the East-Coast Radio / Cell-C “bring a girl-child to work” project?!!” :)

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