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Celebrating Women in Construction Week:
Interview with Suzanne Murphy

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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.

Suzanne Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer at the Concord Group

Q&A with Suzanne Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer at The Concord Group

Meet Suzanne Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer at The Concord Group. Today, we sat down with Suzanne and asked her a few questions about her career in construction.

How did you decide on a career in the construction industry?
I would say it’s a long story and I sort of fell into it!

What is your current role and what does it entail?
I’m the Chief Administrative Officer of Concord.  I’m responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of the company and managing the areas of finance, marketing, business development, human resources and information technology.

What do you like most about your job?
The people in our company. We truly have the best employees. I also like the variety; no two days are the same, and I never know what the day could entail. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Solving problems!

What is the best advice you’ve received during your career?
Show a willingness to take on new challenges. If you’re asked to do something and you’re unsure how to do, don’t be afraid to ask for help, or seek answers! New projects are exciting and can help you develop a new skill that will benefit your career. 

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as a woman in construction?
As a leader at The Concord Group, I take great pride in making sure we eliminate those challenges within our firm. While I can’t say I’ve experiend them first hand, I do understand there are many challenges facing women throughout the construction industry. 

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