Barbara Kavovit is the CEO of Evergreen Construction. Some of you may recognize her from popular reality TV sh ow the Real Housewives of NYC.
Barbara has faced her share of challenges working in a male-dominated field. “Ten percent of the industry’s workforce throughout the country was female in 2018, compared to 50% for real estate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In commercial real estate specifically, 35% of the workforce was female in 2015, the women’s organization CREW Network found.”
“Her book, Heels of Steel: A Novel About The Queen of New York Construction, which tells the story of a female developer’s battle to build the tallest skyscraper in New York City, is due out on June 25. Evergreen Construction, meanwhile, recently finished renovating 20,000 square feet of space for Hyatt New York’s Exhale Spas and is now working on a project for the BKLYN CLAY ceramic studio.”
We take our hard hats off to you, Barbara! Thank you for paving the way, for many women in the construction industry!