Taylor Wright '13
Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Management
Taylor Wright '13 is a Bay Path Alum from the undergraduate Management program. Today, Taylor is a Project Executive at T&M Equipment Corporation and making waves in the Construction industry. Recently, she was recognized with two awards in the industry:
- 2019 Women in Construction Award from Constructech Magazine
- Class of 2020 Under 40 in Construction by Construction Equipment Magazine
1. Why is it important for women to be in construction?
It's no secret that construction is one of the most male-dominated industries, but that's even more of a reason for women to be in construction. Women bring a new perspective, which helps expand the industry's knowledge and experience. Women and men think differently, and construction is all about problem-solving. Having two different perspectives on a problem or situation is always more beneficial for the company and the project. Only about a tenth of the construction industry is women, but the women who do join the industry know that they are going to be trailblazers for future generations, and that's empowering.
2. Do you have a favorite memory of your time at Bay Path? Or what about Bay Path inspired you?
Bay Path is focused on empowering women, and that is one of the most important lessons you can learn. You must have the knowledge that you can accomplish your goals in life, and Bay Path gives you the confidence to lead and follow your goals.
3. How did your experiences and your education at Bay Path shape your life after college and your career path thus far?
The diversity at Bay Path provides you with different insights into the business world. All of the professors had different career paths. The experiences and knowledge that they pass down to you makes you think differently in ways you may have not thought of before. That diversity and knowledge then carries into your career path, and provides you with more abstract and analytical thinking along with compassion to lead and follow your goals.
4. Is there anything else you would like to share with the Bay Path community?
I know times are tough right now, but just remember you can do it! There are many times where I am the only woman in a meeting room of twenty project managers, but the wisdom and encouragement that I received from generations before me is what empowers and inspires me to keep trailblazing a way for future generations.
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