Kassen was one of 20 women chosen out of 200 applicants to represent the “very best in the industry.” Other Outstanding Women in Construction include company presidents, owners, directors, superintendents, journeypersons, vice presidents and Chief Executive Officers. In addition to her project management work at U.S. Engineering, Kassen has held a variety of positions within the industry.
In her interview, Kassen discusses some of her experiences as a woman in the industry. She recalls working for companies of all sizes, from those with only nine employees to some with over 100, at different capacities, from administration to accounting. Holding such a wide variety of positions throughout her career has shown Kassen that every member of a team can offer helpful information and insight, regardless of their role in the company. She passes that bit of wisdom along to young people entering the industry, including recently to Pittsburg State University construction management students, and to her peers in the industry organizations she serves, including the National Association of Women in Construction and the Construction Leadership Council.
Congrats, Isha, on this incredible recognition! Thank you for being an inspiration to others, demonstrating that “you can be both feminine and powerful in a male-dominated industry.” We’re proud you’re on our team!