Celebrating Women in Construction Week
Harkins joined the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in observing Women in Construction Week. This national week is celebrated annually in March and is dedicated to sharing the contributions of women in our industry while educating future generations about the incredible opportunities available within the construction market. The theme for this year was, “Connect, Collaborate, Construct”, and we are proud to say that the women at Harkins are crushing the stereotype that the construction industry is a man’s world!
LEITIE COBB-GIBSON, SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATE
Leitie joined the Harkins team as a field office manager and now leads our W/MBE outreach efforts as the chair of our Small and Minority Business Affinity Group. She is also an active member of ABC Baltimore’s Diversity Committee. Her willingness to help and eagerness to learn makes her a strong leader within the company.
HALEY HERSHEY, ESTIMATOR
Haley assists our preconstruction team in construction take-offs, analyzing plans and specifications, and assisting with contract documents before a project begins. She is actively involved in our Equity and Inclusion Affinity Group, contributing to the group’s mission of fostering a culture of equity and inclusion to improve the lives of our employees through diversity initiatives in education, training, recruiting, hiring, activities, and outreach. Haley is always eager to learn and dedicated to helping the preconstruction team perform at its best.
KRISTEN SCHRADER, BD MANAGER
Kristen works with our Commercial Group to maintain relationships with existing clients and track new opportunities for the company. She is a leader in our industry, serving as the 2020 board of directors president for the Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW) and 2017-2019 chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Women’s Leadership Initiative.
ANTONICE TURPIN, PROJECT ENGINEER
Antonice joined the Harkins team as a summer intern. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, she began her career at Harkins on our Robinson Overlook project in Columbia, MD, where she is responsible for coordinating with trade partners on unit finishes, conducting and maintaining schedules, managing material deliveries, and getting the units ready for the owner’s first walk. Antonice’s ambition and compassion in her work make her a key member of any project team.