THIRD ANNUAL BLACK DRESSES AND BLUEPRINTS:
Dominique’s interest in construction was sparked as a child, by the drives along the water that her parents would take her on to look at the nice, big houses. Her father had also done work in the construction industry, so Dominique has been exposed to the field since she was young. Where Dominique grew up, career resources and mentors were sparce, but she credits her parents for instilling in her a strong faith and work ethic, with the desire to help those who are less fortunate. With this foundation, Dominique hit the ground heavy with her intentions to make change and pave a path for others, like her, to follow as she herself made her way.
After achieving her Bachelor’s in the Construction Engineering Technology program at Florida A&M University, Dominique worked tirelessly towards pursuing her dream career in construction, working 3-4 jobs at the time to support herself. Determined and with a hunger for success, she convinced the, at the time, Division Vice President of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to give her an opportunity. She started her career in the industry in 2018 with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as a Project Engineer and is currently an Assistant Project Manager.
Dominique is active in the Construction Association of South Florida through the Women’s Council Committee and is also a member of the Future Leaders Committee. Through these committees, she coordinates lunch and learns amongst the trades to assist with exposure in the industry and networking to create new business opportunities. Given her passion for educating youth, she is also a part of the National Association of Black Women in Construction and joined forces with the National Education Committee of the organization. In a return to her educational roots at Florida A&M University, Dominique serves as the Vice President of FAMU’s School of Architecture and Engineering Technology Alumni Chapter, actively mentoring students of the program and providing donations to support the program’s funding.
Dominique is an ambassador and mentor for the Black Resource Group (BERG) at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. She also dedicates time working with interns to assist in their learning experience by connecting them with design engineers and trade partners. She coordinated the Women in Construction 2022 celebration within the company and pushed for enhanced corporate social responsibility practices. Dominique also serves as Vice President-Elect for the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Through NAWIC, she has worked to support philanthropic efforts for the NEF Block Kids Competition, Girl’s Summit of Broward County, GANG Alternative, God’s Gift, Junior Achievement, SOS Children’s Village and Rebuilding Together Broward County.