The Industry Toasts to Women in Construction

To celebrate Women in Construction Week and International Women’s Day, the Parade of Homes and WINC hosted a champagne toast at two magnificent homes on the Spring Parade of Homes. The aim was to bring women in the housing industry together to recognize their impact, celebrate their accomplishments, and highlight opportunities available to women in construction.

Attendees enjoyed drinks and appetizers while mingling with fellow women in construction and touring homes from Hanson Builders and NIH Homes featured on this Spring’s Parade of Homes. During the event, attendees were invited to listen to several women from the industry about their experiences.

Katie Elfstrom of Housing First Minnesota kicked off the toasts followed by Masha Romer with Lelch, Heather Griffis with Admit One Home Systems, Caroline Moynihan with Twin Cities Closet Company, Karyn Braddock with Neighborly Property Group, Courtney Erston with North Star Law Group, and Melissa Andresko with Lutron.

Many of the toasts given by the speakers centered around celebrating women in the industry currently and the importance of building up the next generation of women in new construction.

Attendees at the event were given a copy of The House That She Built by Mollie Elkman, a children’s book showcasing the variety of careers and roles in the home construction space that young girls can aspire to be when they grow up.