March 18, 2018 - Power UP: It’s a Mother-Daughter thing! Unique Event Introduces Teen Girls to Careers in Construction
As Women in Construction Week was celebrated across the country earlier this month (March 4-10, 2018), several middle and high school-age girls and their mothers (or female guardians) were introduced to the idea of a career in construction through a unique event in the Southeast themed, Power UP: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing!
Now in its third year, this one-of-a-kind event – founded in Birmingham – is a key component of Dr. Mittie Cannon’s personal vision for familiarizing girls with the construction industry at an early age, so that they are aware of the opportunities available to them. “Power UP” has gained so much traction in Alabama, Dr. Cannon has hopes of bringing the event to the Carolinas in 2019.
March 30, 2017 - THE POWER OF PASSION
When you’re new to the construction industry and sit down with Dr. Mittie Cannon, you can’t help but feel inspired. Her undeniable passion and unwavering commitment to empowering young women is proof that we, as an industry, are capable of great change. As craft professionals, we live for the “wow, if I had only known I could do this” moments of brilliance when individuals realize the immense depth of our industry and the many pathways available for career success; Dr. Cannon creates them.
Decatur-Morgan County - Chamber of Commerce
March 23, 2016 - IT'S A MOTHER DAUGHTER THING
If you have ever stopped to think about the construction industry, you would realize it is quite a unique field. The construction industry affects everyone’s life and it offers products whose value can increase over time. It is also an industry where brick & mortar meets cutting edge technology and offers a wide range of challenging employment opportunities.
March 30, 2016 - POWERING UP GIRLS
As we celebrated Women in Construction Week from March 6-12, it was a great opportunity to promote construction careers to women of all ages. It is important to have this conversation early with young girls and their mothers as they start to think about career choices. I was recently motivated to partner with Girls Inc. of Central Alabama and Central Six Development Council to put together an all-new event called Power UP: It’s a Mother Daughter Thing!