In 1986 with her first employment opportunity as a construction worker, Ms. Owens later gained membership and worked under the auspices of the Excavators Union Local 731 in 1987. The most notable projects of which she has toiled are: Airtrain Terminal Building, Jamaica Station/ Long Island Railroad Rehabilitation Project, Citi Field, Phase 1 of the Atlantic Yards Project, Phase 3 of America Airlines and a foreman for John P. Picone Inc. to name a few.
Ms. Owens build her first construction organization in 2006 the Association of Women Construction Workers of America, Inc. (AWCWA) a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Organization that advocate for the advancement of women in construction.
In January 2011, Ms. Owens launched the first banner program: “Building Success with AWCWA” Pre-Construction Training Program to empower and change the economic structure for women and minorities (including youth, veterans and formerly incarcerated) and disadvantaged and underserved individuals across America.
View their website: http://www.awcwa.org/