Brilliant and powerful female role models are all around us in all industries, including the trades. It’s becoming more common—though not common enough—to find women leading industries that were traditionally considered boys’ clubs.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting female leaders in the construction and home improvement industries. From business owners to mentors and inventors, these 12 women are making positive impacts on the way trade industries operate.
Sustainable practices in the construction industry are becoming increasingly important, and that’s where Theresa Lehman comes in. Her career has been dedicated to sustainability, and her current role as the director of sustainable services for Miron Construction is to educate and bring sustainability to the company’s construction projects. Lehman works on projects to bring them up to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards.
Outside of her employment, Lehman is an advocate for sustainability measures and standards in construction. In 2012, she was honored as the world’s youngest LEED Fellow—a prestigious professional designation.