Sarah Beasley '00 was featured on the front of The Virginian-Pilot's November 28-December 4 Inside Business section on for her work as area general manager of Norfolk-based Capital Concrete.
The article's headline notes Sarah is paving the way in a male-dominated industry, as only about 2% of workers in the concrete industry are women. After graduating from Norfolk Academy, Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University. She worked in the concrete business during her junior and senior years of college. Her responsibilities during her 15 years in the industry have included subject matter expert and job site supervisor.
The article also notes that Sarah's mother, Boo Twohy, a past Norfolk Academy Trustee, has built an impressive resume in the concrete business. She joined Capital in 1975 and became its president in 1995, retiring earlier this year. She was chairwoman of the Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association and first chairperson of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
Sarah said in the article that she was encouraged from day one to learn hands-on.
“If it was picking up a shovel to dig something, you learn the value even in those small things,” she said. “I was really fortunate that I had other women leaders, especially my mom, to encourage me to do that.”
The article also notes that Waller Whittemore '07, Sarah's cousin, is a dispatcher for Capital.
The article is available to Pilot subscribers on its website. You can also read it through yahoo! news, https://yhoo.it/3iv0bVS.