The Women of Asphalt Council, Orange Park, Florida, has been renamed as Women of Asphalt (WofA) and launched a redesigned website and its inaugural podcast. Both can be found at womenofasphalt.org.
The website has been expanded to serve as a hub for WofA membership, including a range of relevant, useful information for women in the asphalt industry, information about upcoming WofA events and opportunities to become a mentor.
The WofA podcast, “Where We Belong,” is dedicated to highlighting women in the asphalt industry. The series focuses on discussions with women from across the country on their experiences and available career paths within the asphalt industry. The hosts and guests will talk about how they started in the asphalt industry, nontraditional roles they’ve taken on, obstacles they’ve overcome and how they’re changing the face of the industry.
In the inaugural podcast, “Who We Are,” founding WofA members Amy Miller, national director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA), Orange Park, Florida, and Natasha Ozybko, regional sales manager at Road Science, a division of ArrMaz in Mulberry, Florida, discuss in detail why WofA was started, its main purposes and its goals.
“As with other sectors of the construction industry, fantastic opportunities for women exist in the asphalt industry,” founding member Audrey Copeland, vice president for engineering, research and technology at the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Lanham, Maryland, says. “Women of Asphalt works to help women take full advantage of these opportunities so they can build long, rewarding careers.”
Women of Asphalt is a national grassroots coalition started by women in the asphalt industry with the purpose of supporting career growth and development for women in all aspects of the industry. WofA encourages women to seek careers in the asphalt industry and provides mentoring, networking, education and advocacy opportunities. The APA provides technical and operational support to WofA.