S:2 EP:15 Project Surveyor Anjali Pindoria discusses the importance of relationships at work, and fighting cultural norms to find a rewarding career in construction.

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Project Surveyor Anjali discusses the importance of relationships at work, and fighting cultural norms to find a rewarding career in construction.

In this episode I talk to Anjali, a project surveyor in the construction industry. She shares the story of what inspired her to join the construction industry even though she was faced with a lot of external pressure and objection.

Listen in to learn why Anjali is empowering women and girls to join the construction industry without feeling shame or objection from society. You will also hear the importance of having good relationships onsite with other QSs to form respect and productive workflow.

“If we don’t create that relationship, then there’s less chance of us being able to work on the next project especially with the same team or QS.”-Anjali [19:08]

Key Takeaways:

· Dealing with the external pressure of what other people want you to do and what you want to do.

· Learning to work harder as a woman in a family construction business.

· The importance of building good and respectable relationships with the other QSs onsite.

· How good relationships onsite brings forth respect and a peaceful working environment.

· Growing thick skin as a woman in the construction industry.

Key Moments:

· [1:27] Who is a project surveyor and what does she do on a construction site?

· [2:53] She explains how she gets work and what it means to be employed by the contractor.

· [3:35] How she aspired to be in her family’s construction business and the objection she faced as a woman before she even joined.

· [7:45] How she learned to work harder than everyone else to prove herself working in a family business and being a woman at the same time.

· [10:05] The daunting feeling that she had when entering the construction world and is still facing up to now.

· [16:53] How she has learned to build good relationships with the other QSs by being adaptable, negotiable, and not overdoing things.

· [21:06] How she understood site cultures and the overall industry when she worked onsite every day for 2 years.

· [27:05] Why she is sharing her story of being a woman in the construction industry.

· [33:53] Learning to understand why society has a negative perspective against women being in the construction industry.

· [36:21] She talks about where she sees herself in the next five years and what she is doing now.

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