Is there anyone in the Philadelphia business world more badass than Emily Bittenbender?
In the male-dominated world of construction, she’s a rousing success. Bittenbender is not only the founder and managing partner of Bittenbender Construction, but she’s also the first woman to lead the 125-year-old General Building Contractors Association of Philadelphia.
Bittenbender was just profiled in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Here are three things I learned:
1. She’s tough:
“I have a very masculine mind. I don’t cry. I don’t bitch. I don’t gossip. I don’t complain. I take the bullets just like everybody else. Construction is high risk, tons of conflict. I think I perform very similarly to men in that regard.
2. She Hires Mostly Women For Top Exec Positions:
“I don’t hire emotional women, but I do hire women that can handle themselves appropriately. My intuition is very good. I tell people I can smell it on them.”
3. She Can Separate Business And Emotions:
She “made her ex-fiancee her business partner right after they broke up.”
Read the entire profile here.