Today in our week long celebration of some of the extraordinary women leaders we have working at Cape Group, we focus on Ana Alves, our Senior Development Manager.
How long have you been in the construction/development industry and why did you choose it as your career?
I have been working in construction for 12 years now. As an architect, I love to see the project I develop being built; from the conception and the design, to the construction process and to the finished building.
What has been the most significant barrier in your career?
In Brazil, where I am from, construction is very much a male dominated business although that is starting to change. I had to fight to have a voice and to prove that I can do my job just like anyone else or better.
What advice would you give to women trying to break into this industry?
Don`t give up! Study and learn the industry. Talent has no gender.
What are some strategies that can help women achieve a more prominent role in their organization?
Be persistent. Keep studying. Do a great job and that will be rewarded.