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02 – My Passion for Supporting Women in Construction

Are you a woman interested in getting into the construction industry but feel intimidated by the male-dominated field? Look no further than our conversation on women in construction. Julie Laughton shares her experiences of being questioned about her knowledge and expertise as a woman. She also discusses the objectification of women and inappropriate comments that she has endured but emphasizes the importance of not using femininity or sexuality to gain an advantage. Julie suggests that offering training and education opportunities to get women interested and qualified in construction management would be a great start. She also recommends women get out there, spread the word that it's possible, and give encouragement and resources to other women.

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ABOUT JULIE LAUGHTON: Julie’s passion is to build custom dream homes with timeless designs that match every client’s style and needs. She has been in the Design Build business for over thirty years. As a designer and general contractor, she oversees and executes all facets of the blueprints and build from conception to completion while providing a collaborative and stress-free process for each client. Julie has completed over 1,000 remodels and custom homes along the affluent coastal communities of Orange and LA County, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach as well as significant projects in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Pasadena.

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