Women Shipbuilders



“Since last year, I’ve noticed that there are a lot more women coming into the shipyard for work, and it makes me feel good that I can be here to support them. Also, I was given the opportunity to work on the Navy base and help repair the USS Tripoli. After seeing the Navy service members and how they sacrifice for us, this job is more meaningful for me now. I feel like I have more gratitude for what we do.”- Brittany Bynum

“I’ve worked at NASSCO for 31 years now, and I love being a part of building these amazing ships. Although being a woman in this industry can be challenging at times, I look forward to getting up and coming into work every day.” – Von C. Hammond

“What I enjoy about working here at NASSCO is the camaraderie. I do my job – I respect my coworkers, and they respect me. We get the job done, and we have a good day doing it. We build bonds not just in the shipyard but outside of work too. It also feels good to be a part of building these ships. I take great pride in that.” – Lisa Smith

“I worked as a Repair Area Manager here for three years before transitioning into engineering in 2017. The diversity of the work at NASSCO is always exciting and constantly motivates me to put forth my best effort to create quality products for our Navy and Merchant Marines.”– Erin Eastman

“NASSCO has so many women who work in the shipyard doing production work,” she marveled. “The shipyard where I worked in Spain only had two women in the yard and I was the only female engineer. Female engineers in Europe are not as commonplace, at least from what I have experienced.”– Maitane Narezo

“I started here as a Fire Watch and then came to Material where I’ve been now for 13 years. I really enjoy working at NASSCO because I get to meet new people every day. It can be very challenging to be a female in this industry, but at the end of the day, it’s a great environment and just a great place to work.” – Lisa Muhammad