(Englewood, Colo.) – March 21, 2018 – Saunders Construction, Inc., a leading construction manager and general contractor in Colorado, held a Women’s Summit in honor of National Women in Construction Week on Wednesday, March 7, to celebrate diversity in the construction industry.
Saunders put together a panel of speakers that consisted of both women and men from local Colorado companies including Denver Art Museum, Weifield, The Beeble Co., AGC, Skyblue Builders and BuildMark.
Topics of discussion between the panel and the audience of students and professionals included the importance of continued education, working with purpose, stress management and mentorship.
“Saunders Women’s Summit was an important event for men and women to have a safe space for an open discussion about equal opportunity,” said Mowa Haile, founder and president and CEO of Sky Blue Builders. “It was important for me to be a panelist at this event because it’s a topic that is of high importance for me and my company.”
At the event, Saunders awarded a $500 scholarship to Mattie Carter, a Construction Management major at Colorado State University (CSU). Carter plans to graduate from CSU in the spring of 2018. She’s an active member of CSU’s Women in Construction Club and is also a project lead for CM Cares, a student-run volunteer group that focuses on building projects for people in need.
This award reflects Saunders’ ongoing commitment to recruitment and training, as well as ensuring women are represented as part of the company.
Saunders serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager. A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions. In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit www.saundersinc.com.