Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Construction Management
How exactly did 2021 Kent State University graduate Grace Kormos go from an intern to a management role in just a few short years? Must be that Golden Flashes touch.
In a recent interview, Kormos shared her journey from intern to her current role serving as a roofing construction manager for Weatherproofing Technologies Inc., based in Beachwood, Ohio.
Kormos got her foot in the door in 2018, working as an intern while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. She was hired as an associate, which she said is considered a construction manager training position, and quickly advanced to a construction manager role within six months. Kormos now oversees the company’s south Atlantic region, a role she has held since October 2021.
Kormos credits the female leadership at the company for helping her see a place for herself in what is generally considered a male-dominated industry.
“We have a lot of female upper management, which has made my position more empowering,” Kormos shared with Rooferscoffeeshop.com. “I had a super unique experience because I did start as an intern for the company and then kind of moved my way up to that position, which hasn’t happened a lot. Working with the females that I did in the office [pre-COVID], all the amazing women, it has made me feel more comfortable.”
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