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Celebrating Women in Construction Week:
Interview with Ciara Ryan

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Each year, the construction industry, guided by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), dedicates the first week of March to honoring and promoting the role of women in the construction industry. This year’s Women in Construction Week theme, Keys to the Future, celebrates women’s strength and knowledge and their vital role in shaping the construction industry’s future.

In honor of this year’s Women in Construction week, The Concord Group is sitting down with some of our very own women in construction for a special Q&A. Join us for this as we learn about their construction journeys, their roles at Concord, and their insights about being a woman in this industry.

Ciara Ryan, Assistant Controller at The Concord Group

Q&A with Ciara Ryan, Assistant Controller at The Concord Group

Meet Ciara Ryan, Assistant Controller at The Concord Group. Today, we sat down with Ciara and asked her a few questions about her career in construction.

How did you decide on a career in the construction industry?
I interned with Concord over the summer of 2021 and 2023 and was exposed to the construction industry through that. Since coming on full time in the fall, I have loved getting to learn more everyday about the industry.

What is your current role and what does it entail?
My current role is Assistant Controller, and I am responsible for streamlining all aspects of our invoicing and financial processes.

What do you like most about your career?
I like working with numbers and having the opportunity to challenge myself to find solutions to problems.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Being able to help make others lives eaiser by streamlining processes.

What advice would you give to women who are thinking about a career in construction?
Always speak up and share your ideas because they deserve to be heard.  

What is the best advice you’ve received during your career?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and always keep learning.  

Do you have any female mentors?
Chief Administration Officer Suzanne Murphy has been very supportive of my career and has taught me a lot along the way.

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