Sandra Wilkin, president and CEO of Bradford Construction Corporation of New York, has been by the National Organization for Women of New York City.
Wilkin was presented with the 2013 NOW Women of Power and Influence Award for her dedication to breaking the “concrete ceiling” and leading the way for women in the male-dominated construction industry.
“When people think of construction, visions of men in hardhats often come to mind. However, I am proof that women can also succeed in this ever-evolving industry, and I strive to be an example for others,” said Wilkin.
“Females being the minority in the construction industry may appear to be a woman’s issue, but it affects everyone. Each and every one of us bears the responsibility of helping to make New York the model for the rest of the country by coming together to successfully move forward.”
Since founding Bradford Construction in 1989, Wilkin has become of the region’s leading women in construction.
She is co-founder and president emeritus of the Women Builders Council and co-founder of The New Agenda, a coalition of leadership organizations in the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) community.
Additionally, Wilkin serves on Governor Cuomo’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Team, Mayor Bloomberg’s Committee on Construction Workforce and Contracting Opportunity, and was the first woman on the Board of Governors of the New York Building Foundation.