Despite traditionally being viewed as a male-dominated field, the landscape industry is home to thousands of female professionals who are paving the way for women in the industry. The professional landscape industry offers more than 100 rewarding career pathways in areas ranging from design to lawn care to account management. Through its Women in Landscape Network, NALP is connecting and empowering women in the landscape industry. Hear from inspiring women in the industry and learn why they are proud to be called landscape professionals. Read their stories below.
"This industry is AMAZING – no matter how cliché that sounds! There are stereotypes pertaining to what we do as professionals. What you don’t often see is the difference you are making in the world with every single plant that you care for."
"Find out what sparks your interest and pursue it relentlessly. It’s exciting to see more and more women choosing this field. There’s so many career opportunities available, and those with knowledge and passion will succeed."
"My favorite thing about this industry and my job specifically is that every day is different. There’s always a new challenge in front of me that requires problem solving."
"Getting dirty is also one of my favorite parts of the job. I spend most of my time at a desk in an air-conditioned office, but there are times when certain jobs need me to be in the field working side-by-side with our team members."
"There is so much this industry has to offer. This isn’t an industry that is made solely for men. It just happens to be one that women tend to overlook."
"I would tell women who are thinking about a career in the green industry that the possibilities are endless. Open your mind; it’s not just plant lovers that work in this industry. There is so much more!"