Women of Asphalt Texas- Industry Tech Week at Texas Tech University 

IndustryTech Week at Texas Tech University

Women of Asphalt Texas, in collaboration with CSA Materials and Wright Asphalt, embarked on a journey to Lubbock, Texas, to participate in Texas Tech University's Industry Tech Week. During this event, Women of Asphalt Texas engaged with a diverse group of students representing various majors, fostering discussions about the extensive career opportunities within the asphalt industry, spanning sales, construction, refinery, and materials.

The Women of Asphalt team facilitated valuable career counseling sessions, conducted resume reviews, and organized mock interviews to provide insightful guidance to aspiring professionals. Additionally, WofA hosted an exclusive dinner at the Texas Tech Club, offering breathtaking views of the football stadium. The dinner brought together students from Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional and social sorority comprising female engineering and technical science students from around the world. The evening was marked by meaningful mentorship, valuable connections, and enriching conversations, contributing to the overall success and impact of this collaborative industry event.

Women of Asphalt Texas- Hill Country Tour 

Texas Hill Country Tour 

Women of Asphalt strongly emphasizes peer-to-peer networking and mentorship as part of its mission to lead and inspire. The Texas Hill County Networking Tour allowed women from all facets of the asphalt industry to spend quality time forming and deepening professional connections and friendships. The day began with a safety debrief before boarding chartered buses to historic Fredericksburg, Texas. The tour included stops at three wineries for tastings and enjoy world-class cuisine at Eaker Barbecue, one of the top 50 Barbecue joints in Texas, according to Texas Monthly.

Women of Asphalt Texas Launch Party - July 2021

Empowering and Retaining Women in the Asphalt Pavement Industry

Many more women work in our industry than it first appears from pavement design, engineering, and construction to sales, marketing, and HR. Yet many women who have participated in Women of Asphalt Texas events report that it was their first industry function. Perhaps it is because as women we need to prioritize advocating for ourselves, or maybe it is because we aren’t aware of opportunities to engage more fully in the industry. No matter the reason, the Texas branch will meet and host a booth and/or function at every TXAPA event to attract more women attendees. Along with networking and education to help women strengthen their career and personal goals, a key element of our events is providing a roadmap for women to find support, encouragement, and camaraderie. This type of engagement is beneficial to the industry because it creates employee satisfaction, enhancing everything from job performance to retention.