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Celebrating Women in Construction – ChristianaCare at Whitehall Wellness Center

By Melissa Rysak, CPSM • March 26, 2021 • 2 MIN READ

March marks Women in Construction (WIC) Week and Women’s History Month, which aims to highlight women and their many achievements throughout the years and in different industries. It also provides a platform for The National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women who want to enter the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry as a whole. EDiS Company’s recently completed project for ChristianaCare at the Whitehall Wellness & Professional Center is the perfect example of how the industry has evolved. The project involved women in construction at all levels, from ownership, to the design and project management team, to the support staff.

“In celebrating Women in Construction Week, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on is the Whitehall Wellness & Professional Center and ChristianaCare fit-out. It is a special project, especially this week due to our women-driven team. I worked under Project Manager Sara León, who I learn so much from on a daily basis. She teaches me how to manage projects on time, on task, and on budget. I also enjoyed working alongside Jackie McKee, who made sure to keep us on track on the administrative side, and Rhonda Burg, who kept cost accounting up to date. Everyone worked so seamlessly as a team, and it made the project enjoyable and a truly valuable learning experience. In addition to the EDiS team, we also had a female architect, Ryan Elizabeth Clark from Architectural Alliance, and client Anne Skibicki from ChristianaCare. It is great seeing this shift in what used to be a predominantly male industry.” – EDiS Company Project Engineer Jacqueline DiSabatino

It has been a pleasure working with this group of talented women. It was a truly collaborative experience; everyone was focused on the common goal of creating a beautiful, comfortable, and functional space for ChristianaCare’s patients and caregivers. – Anne Skibicki, ChristianaCare Project Manager, Design & Construction

I have absolutely loved working with this team of talented and dedicated women, all of whom are making their mark in the construction industry. – Ryan Elizabeth Clark, Architectural Alliance Project Manager