Midlands Business Journal | November 20, 2015
More women are entering historically unconventional, yet burgeoning fields
Schemmer’s Renee Meyersick, P.E., was quoted in Midlands Business Journal’s “Women in Business” section regarding the heightening of women’s representation in fields historically characterized as unconventional.
Technology has benefited early careerists in evolving architecture, engineering and construction fields.
“[Engineering] is more of a technical career and that may not have appealed to a lot of women earlier on,” said Meyersick. “With … everything just becoming more technical in every aspect of business … it may be more attractive to women.”
Meyersick also speculates the leap for women in engineering careers is lessening, and in her experience, has received fewer “surprised reactions” nowadays to her field of work.
She noted Peter Kiewit Institute’s role in attracting engineers and keeping local talent.
To read the full Midlands Business Journal article, view pages 11-12.