I want to set a great example for my daughters and want to instill the importance of education and a good work ethic. Ultimately, I want young women to follow their dreams and be able to make it on their own.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2017
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Natalie Chryssolor as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“I’m pleased to welcome Natalie into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”
Natalie Chryssolor just about grew up on a construction site, often going to work with her father, an engineer, when she was a young girl. “My parents have photos of me climbing into 50T trucks when I was five years old,” she said. “I was fascinated by construction at a very early age.”
After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Ms. Chryssolor landed a job at PCL Construction and has been there for more than 20 years. For the past 12 years, she has held the title of Project Manager, working on numerous sites throughout the country and Canada. Ms. Chryssolor believes her education has helped her hone her problem-solving skills and has given her the ability to think outside the box.
“As a Project Manager, I have many responsibilities throughout the lifecycle of the project,” she said. Her day-to-day tasks range from estimating a project to preparing and awarding subcontracts to interfacing with owners, architects, consultants, building inspectors, board of health representatives and others. She oversees a team of eld/project engineers.
Finding success in a male-dominated field has its challenges but also its rewards, said Ms. Chryssolor, such as maintaining strong working relationships with her coworkers, mentoring younger staff — especially young women — and seeing a project she has worked hard on come to fruition. Hoping to eventually become a Construction Manager, Ms. Chryssolor adds, “I want to set a great example for my daughters and want to instill the importance of education and a good work ethic,” she said. “Ultimately, I want young women to follow their dreams and be able to make it on their own.”
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.