Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2024

8┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News U P D A T E S Career Week for GIRLs™ – Applications are available now Iron Woman Do you know any young woman that would benefit from learning more about what transportation and construction careers have to offer? We are now accepting applications for our free five-day summer program Career Week for GIRLs™ (CWG). During CWG, young women between 12 and 23 years old get the opportunity to get first-hand experience with some of the amazing careers available to them in transportation and construction. Girls participating in this program will make industry connections that may last a life time! Participating companies include: Ames Construction, Brannan Companies, Cummins, Encore Electric, Fiore & Sons, Holcim, Kiewit, Kodiak, Martin Marietta, Mortenson, OE Construction, RK, Trimble, Wagner and Wilson & Company In 1999, Shaun Egan and Phyllis Pendergrass-Egan signed Iron Woman’s first contract to perform trucking services in support of the redevelopment of the former Stapleton International Airport. They had a single truck, one employee, and a whole lot of ambition. The company was named “Iron Woman” in honor of Shaun’s great-great-great grandmother, a full-blood Blackfeet Indian. Over the past 25 years, Iron Woman has transformed into a leading general contractor with a workforce of nearly 300 employees. The company serves a variety of markets including infrastructure, water, transportation and logistics, and environmental, and has worked on nearly every major capital improvement project on the front range. As Iron Woman celebrates this milestone, they pay special tribute to the dream, perseverance, and exceptional individuals who have played pivotal roles in Iron Woman’s growth. With the help of a highly skilled team, strong partnerships, and a commitment to a strong safety culture, the company has successfully delivered some of the most challenging projects and actively contributed to community development. Looking forward, Iron Woman is poised for the next 25 years, focusing on growing partnerships to help the community solve complex problems and shape the future of Colorado. Please visit to learn more about Career Week for GIRLs! Click on Apply for 2024 to apply to attend. Applications to attend are due by March 29, 2024.