Female associates from across the industry gathered Monday to kick-off Women in Construction Week by taking part in a hard hat tour Samet’s Griffin Weston jobsite.

 The event was planned by Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Casatelli as a way of celebrating and honoring women who work at every level of the construction industry.  

 “We were so well-represented between women that are in architecture, women that are in supply, women who are project engineers,” Casatelli said. “We had Superintendents who came all the way from Charlotte, we’ve got an Assistant Project Manager who came from Winston-Salem, so we are well-represented within Samet, but we are also well-represented with every sector of construction.”

 Casatelli planned the event over the course of eight weeks, including spending the last weekend putting together appreciation gift bags for all the attendees.

 “Something that was very important to me was making sure [the appreciation bags] were geared towards self-care, because we constantly put ourselves on the back burner and forget we have to take care of ourselves so we can be the best at our jobs.”

 Casatelli believes events like these are important to showcase women involvement at every level of the industry to help “open this industry up.”

 “Doing stuff like this shows people who are in college or other prospects that are looking for another role or company that we are diverse and we are welcoming,” concluded Casatelli.

 The hard hat tour was co-sponsored by Samet and the regional chapter National Association of Women in Construction and included students from Hope Renovations as special guests. 


 Check additional coverage from this event from WRAL.

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