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Shantel- Electrical Contractor, Business Owner

Meet Shantel, Shantel is the owner of AAAS Electrical Contracting with over 20 years of electrical experience! On top of being an electrician and business owner, she also keeps busy as a mother to 5!

What made you interested into getting into your field?

Excelled and loved it in high school

What do you love about your field?

Building and leaving my stamp on NYC

What types of challenges have you faced as a woman and how have you overcome them?

Being a young foreman, some guys didn’t want to take direction from me. I overcame the situation by gaining the respect and, in turn, they had no problems or issues taking orders from me.

Is there any advice you would give to women entering the field?

Learn your trade, once you have the knowledge, no one can take it away from you!

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