Engineering, science and construction have historically been male-dominated industries. Over the past few years, there’s been an increase in the number of women moving into these fields. The asphalt industry is no exception. Although women do not represent a majority, they are beginning to represent more positions across the industry, from the field to the C-suite.
In her role as National Director for the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, Amy Miller works with a variety of people within the industry. In 2017, she discussed the idea of the WofA with several other industry ladies, who were all extremely receptive and felt that this could help our industry in a variety of ways – encouragement, support, workforce development and education. With that in mind, they formed Women of Asphalt, a coalition to lead and inspire women in the asphalt industry.
Since the summer of 2017 Miller, along with Ashley Batson,JD, Dr. Audrey Copeland, P.E., Suzy McManmon, Natasha Ozybko, and Tracie Schlich have worked together as Founding Members to develop a platform to help recruit, educate, and promote women in the asphalt community. This has truly been a labor of love for each of these women. They bring unique industry experiences and perspective to share with others in hopes of inspiring those already in the industry and attracting others looking to build a long-term career.
Women of Asphalt is a national coalition which supports women in all aspects of the asphalt industry through mentoring, education, and advocacy, and by encouraging women to seek careers in the asphalt industry.
We lead and inspire women in the asphalt industry.
- To foster and promote mentoring and networking opportunities for women in asphalt
- To create professional development opportunities for women in asphalt through education and training
- To advocate for women in the asphalt industry
- To encourage other women to join the asphalt industry