As a woman who’s worked in a male-dominated industry since before she finished school and subsequently climbed the ladder, I can relate a little to some of the industry professionals highlighted in this month’s issue.
The November issue of Arkansas Money & Politics features a focus on the architecture, construction and engineering fields, known collectively as AEC. And one of this month’s spotlights is aimed at women in AEC. It wasn’t that long ago that one just didn’t see women on a job site. That’s no longer the case.
Given the opportunity, women can perform — and perform well — in fields traditionally left to men, and many Arkansas professionals are proving just that. Inside, we visit with some of them about the challenges they faced along the way.
We also look at the efforts in Northwest Arkansas to build enough new homes in this current environment to keep up with the region’s incredible growth and visit with Bentonville’s Dave Marrs from HGTV hit show Fixer to Fabulous on how he’s dealt with materials shortages during the pandemic among other things.
And of course, we’ve got Jake Nabholz on the cover. Jake takes over as CEO of Nabholz Corp. on Jan. 1, as Greg Williams caps a brilliant career and transitions full time into his role of board chair.
Also inside, we’ve got Best of AMP for 2021. Readers provided their choices for the best in a variety of industries and categories, and we share the top three in each.
Thanks to everyone for reading. Our readers are one of the many things I have to be thankful for this year and every year. Hit me up with any comments or story ideas at HBaker@ARMoneyandPolitics.com.