Our November 2018 Member of the Month is Pam Pancoast! She is a Senior Project Manager/Estimator at Martin Bros. Her path in the construction industry began when she was an office administrator and then switched into accounting. In 2005 she became the first woman to be offered a position in estimating, and this month she celebrates her 30th anniversary with Martin Bros. Her favorite thing about construction is being a part of a team that builds something tangible. She says “I’m proud of my projects and it’s always exciting to go somewhere and know I was part of the final product. The most difficult thing for me early on was my confidence because I had never worked in the field and felt insecure about my field knowledge.” She enjoys being a part of WiOPS and says she’s so happy to see more and more women get involved in the construction industry. She adds “over the (many) years, I have seen such dramatic changes to the business of construction and I think women offer excellent skills that complement the direction the industry is going.” When not at work, she likes to “play” and enjoys bowling, golfing, horseback riding, bicycle riding, and hiking. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
Each year, we hope to challenge the organization to realize new goals and embrace greater missions for the group.
Women in Construction Operations (WiOPS) is committed to the advancement of women in construction operation positions and mentoring of future women leaders in our industry. Through mentorships, education, and networking, we are dedicated to establishing a platform to share our goals and explore solutions to the unique challenges women encounter. WiOPS promotes hard work, commitment and integrity to maintain a professional network of construction leaders today and tomorrow.
The group aims to focus on mentoring of future women leaders in construction.