Women’s History Month: Kathy Pigg
by Alabama Construction News
In recognition of Women’s History Month, ABC of Alabama has chosen women leaders in construction around the state to feature throughout the month.
This week, we shine the spotlight on Kathy Pigg, executive vice president at Brindley Construction, LLC.
Kathy Pigg began her career with Brindley at the age of 18 as a receptionist. She later became administrative assistant to Robert Brindley and was then promoted to project manager after proving herself time and again to Mr. Brindley. In 1984, she became vice president of multi-family housing after once again proving herself worthy in a man’s world. She has served as executive vice president since 2002.
Pigg was the first woman to hold the Chairman position for ABC North Alabama. She was honored by her peers as the recipient of the 2015 Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award, the very first female recipient.
ABC: Do you feel that women being underrepresented in construction is fact or fiction, and why?
Kathy Pigg: I do think it is a fact. Improvement is being made as employers realize what excellent skills women have for project management, engineering and craft skills.
ABC: What is our industry missing when it comes to recruiting women in craft trades?
Kathy Pigg: Our industry is missing a very talented and skilled workforce. This is something I want to help change in our industry.