Walsh Kokosing Design-Build Team Celebrates Women in Construction Week

Walsh Kokosing Design-Build Team Celebrates Women in Construction Week

Friday March 29, 2024

The increasing number of women entering the engineering and construction industry is a positive development that brings diverse perspectives, talents and skills to these fields. Held in early March, the national Women in Construction Week (WIC) recognizes and promotes the role of women in the construction field.

The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor (BSBC) Project bistate management team and the design-build team are proud of the strong senior leadership found in Stacee Hans and Nikki Boden, project manager and design lead, respectively, for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Katherine Bucek, river crossing design lead for Walsh Kokosing. 

The Walsh Kokosing Design-Build Team celebrated the women of the BSBC and hosted educational outreach events all week long, such as presentations about women in STEM and construction careers at local high schools.

“We’ve come a long way since I was in the engineering program at Purdue University,” said Bucek, who spearheaded the WIC effort for the BSBC. “But we have a long way to go. As the mother of two young daughters, I want to make sure girls are aware of all their career options, and to recognize my own peers for helping to pave the road to success.”