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Women in Construction

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Opportunities for women in construction has grown slowly, but steadily in the past 20 years as traditional barriers in the male-dominated profession are falling, opening leadership roles for women. However, according to the National Association of Women in Construction, women still only comprise approximately 10 percent of the nation’s construction industry workforce. Hawaii Business salutes Hawaii’s women in construction. They are the groundbreakers who are playing an essential role in our island economy, while taking the lead in transforming the construction industry into the 21st Century.



Sharon Thom

Senior Vice President & Hawaii Area Manager

Kiewit Building Group

Sharon Thom has the rare combination of an engineer’s technical know-how with a flair for marketing and business development. This serves Kiewit Building Group very well since she oversees the company’s vertical construction work in Hawaii, including business development, marketing, estimating, special projects, design-build, design-assist, operations and human resources.

“Kiewit Building Group has been serving Hawaii for 30-plus years,” Thom says. “I’m proud to help lead and sustain Kiewit’s tradition of building modern-day Hawaii.”


650 Iwilei Road, Suite 202
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-457-4500
Fax: 808-457-4570

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