Listen to the latest episode of AGC’s ConstructorCast, which features several women leaders in the construction industry. This episode features GBCA Board Member Maura Hesdon, General Manager of Shoemaker Construction Co.


As construction continues to be an essential industry in helping our nation’s economic recovery, firms are fighting the growing workforce shortage and looking to recruit more women than ever before. Women are making an impact in the industry by bringing new skill sets, opinions, and experiences into the office and the field – and a diverse workforce leads to stronger companies. Yes, there are certainly challenges. But perceptions and cultures are changing. During “Women in Construction Week 2021,” AGC’s ConstructorCast celebrates the successes and talks about what women have done to further the industry.

In this episode, leading women – Lori Dunn-Guion of Swinerton, Maura Hesdon of Shoemaker Construction Co., and Lauline Mitchell of BBI Construction and current NAWIC National VP – share their stories and insights on how to recruit, train and empower women in construction. Listen to find out what attracted them to construction, the skills that have helped them succeed in the industry, and the tools for building a more welcoming, safe, and inclusive workplace.


  • Lori Dunn-Guion, Division Manager at Swinerton
  • Maura Hesdon, General Manager at Shoemaker Construction Co.
  • Lauline Mitchell, Project Manager at BBI Construction and 2020-2021 NAWIC National Vice President