Tagrid Ferreira, Journeywoman

I’m Tagrid Ferreira, and it’s been nearly four remarkable years since I joined the Swinerton family.

The Path to Construction: From Law to Laborer

My journey with Swinerton began almost four years ago when I was hired as a laborer. Coming from a background in law in my home country of Venezuela, my transition into the construction industry was unexpected but deeply fulfilling. Having previously worked for a construction equipment company and a real estate firm, I was no stranger to the construction world. The allure of seeing buildings come to life firsthand drew me in, and I eagerly embraced the opportunity to be a part of the process.

Building Blocks of Success: Responsibilities as a Journeywoman

As a journeywoman at Swinerton, my role encompasses ensuring the cleanliness and organization of the jobsite and facilitating effective communication between our team and subcontractors. I take great pride in my work and am committed to upholding safe practices on the site. With my ability to bridge the language gap and communicate fluently in Spanish, I strive to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and heard.

Navigating Challenges and Celebrating Milestones

One of my biggest challenges is ensuring that all team members recognize and address potential risks on the jobsite. Upholding safety regulations requires constant vigilance and effort, but I overcome these challenges by consistently enforcing rules and treating everyone fairly and respectfully. One particular achievement that fills me with pride is my transition from laborer to journeywoman—a testament to my dedication and growth within the company.

Empowering Women in Construction: Advice for Aspiring Professionals

To women considering a career in construction, I offer this advice: Seize the opportunity and embark on this rewarding journey! There are countless opportunities for women in the industry, and our unique perspectives and contributions can make a difference. Believe in your capabilities, and don’t hesitate to pursue your passion for construction.

The Heart of Swinerton: A Sense of Purpose and Pride

What I cherish most about working at Swinerton is the sense of fulfillment that comes from witnessing the tangible results of our collective efforts. From laying the groundwork to seeing the final product, each step of the construction process fills me with a profound sense of accomplishment. Knowing that I have contributed to bringing dreams to life is incredibly rewarding.

Beyond the Jobsite: Personal Passions and Joys

Outside work, I enjoy cooking delicious meals for my family, friends, and coworkers. There’s something extraordinary about sharing a homemade meal with loved ones. I also enjoy soaking up the sun at the beach and spending quality time with friends, embracing life’s simple pleasures and moments of relaxation.

As I reflect on my journey as a journeywoman with Swinerton, I am grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and growth that have shaped my career. Here’s to many more years of building dreams and making a difference in the construction industry!

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