Women in Construction: Amber Wood Talks Balancing Work, Family, and the Importance of Sisterhood
New Podcast Episode: Local 12 Operating Engineer Amber Wood Shares her Experience
As part of the ongoing series focusing on Women in Construction, in this episode of The Rebuild SoCal Zone podcast, host Jon Switalski talks candidly with Amber Wood, Heavy Equipment Operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12.
“When I first started [20 years ago] it was me and two other sisters at a Union meeting and now you go and there’s probably 15 maybe 20 sometimes at one Union meeting,” says Wood.
During this episode learn more about:
How Amber Wood found the International Union of Operating Engineers at such a young age
Wood’s personal experience with balancing motherhood and having a career in construction
The importance of having one another’s back on a project and job site
How the construction industry has positively changed over the last 20 years
Wood’s legacy of becoming the first female to sit on Local 12’s Advisory Board