How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
Weekly Grind: Biggest Construction Award Winners and New Equipment to Hit the Market
Smart Buildings Continue Their Rise in 2018
Friday Funny: The Productivity Placebo
U.S. Home Construction Jumps nearly 10 percent in January
Seattle Eyes Taller, Denser in Affordable Housing Proposal
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
By Andee Brooker
October 10, 2017
Samantha Cook is the Senior Enterprise Financial Manager for Clayco Inc., a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm. She is responsible for oversight and management of Clayco's enterprise services in an effort to drive company financial performance.
She is also a part of the board of directors of the National Association of Women in Construction, which aims to enhance and promote women’s success in construction, and she serves there as a Director for the St. Louis Chapter.
Samantha was born and raised in Mexico, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Architecture from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico. She then specialized as a project management professional at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, and is currently working on her MBA at Webster University in St. Louis Missouri.
In 2015, Samantha was selected to participate in LinkedIn’s International marketing campaign titled “Opportunities”, launched in the United States and England.
Samantha's Piece of Advice
“Be ready to speak up. Do so when you think it is valuable. It’s not about being aggressive; it’s about being assertive. Speaking up means not being afraid to take leadership when necessary and telling people what to do. It’s okay to talk about your worth as a professional, own it.
You need to realize you won’t know all the answers all the time. That’s all right. It’s okay to ask for help. The construction industry is already changing for the better in equality and diversity. Indeed, there is still room for improvement.
Don’t go in to prove your womanhood, but go in to prove you can do the job as an equal. The biggest changes will come about when women (and men) own their careers without fear.”
established women in construction
Women in Construction
Established Women in Construction - Ciara Seger
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of ... Read More
If you're a construction worker, you're most likely working physical labor and it can get hot if you're working under the sun. Here's a guide for h... Read More
Pete says that Procore quickly breaks down the complicated pieces of data in his jobs, and presents them to the end user in a digestible format. "T... Read More
Hear Brad Hyatt, Associate Professor at California State University Fresno, discuss what students are learning in school to prepare them for const... Read More
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in material... Read More
J. Colin Cagney, a director, KPMG Major Projects Advisory, knows that while most companies want to use data analytics to increase, they’re often no... Read More
Congress has passed the final version of the federal tax reform bill, and it will soon head to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The qu... Read More
January 9, 2018