Mission Critical is excited to introduce you to the 2024 Top 25 Women in Technology. Meet Alley LaBossiere.

Title: Assistant Project Manager

Company: HITT Contracting Inc.

Age: 25

Education: Bachelor’s degree in building construction

What made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in technology?

My dad and brothers are lineman and so I knew from a young age I wanted to work in construction some capacity. When I learned about mission critical construction, it tied together a lot of my interests in construction and technology. Being part of something that is truly shaping how the world works and has such a big impact on this generation was something that I knew I didn’t want to miss out on.

What inspires you to do what you do?

I am constantly inspired by the women in the industry around me. The more women I see paving the way for younger women in the industry like myself, the more I want to be pushing the boundaries for the women that come after me.

What role does sustainability play in your life?

My degree from Virginia Tech is in sustainable building performance and my knowledge from the classroom has always stuck with me as I progress throughout my career. I try to always be aware of the environmental impacts the projects I work on and how they might affect the community around them as well. Data Centers are not going anywhere, so it’s important to understand how as an industry we can strive to do better and advocate for more sustainable solutions.

What is the most fascinating thing you have learned while working in this industry?

I find it fascinating how quickly technology changes and how as an industry we adapt to these changes. Whether it’s the newest construction technology or evolving AI platforms everyone embraces the changes and the challenges that come with them.

What’s something unique about you personally?

I love spin classes and cycling, I always make an effort before or after work to take time for myself and go to classes. Sometimes you need to step away from work or a problem and come back with a fresh perspective, and cycling is how I do that.

What’s something unique about you professionally?

I bring a unique professional perspective in my drive for efficiency. I am always looking at ways to streamline a process or optimizing workflow. I care about people’s time and respect the efforts it takes to get a job done. I strive to contribute results in more resourceful ways.

What’s your most admirable quality?

I’d like to think I am extremely compassionate; everyone is human, and we all make mistakes. Compassion allows me to connect with others and understand their struggles and strengths, which encourages genuine relationships and collaboration. Taking a step back and hearing someone out when they need it, can be all the difference in finding resolution.

Why is diversity, equality, and inclusion important to you?

DE+I is important to me to make sure that everyone not only has the opportunity to have a seat at the table, but also to be heard. I am so lucky to have a support system that pushes me to push boundaries; but not everyone does. DE+I is not giving opportunities out, it’s giving the tools and resources to help minorities prosper.

What aspect of the industry do you think has the most potential for growth, and, on the other hand, which aspect do you think needs the most improvement?

There is so much room for growth in technology and I think as an industry we are always pushing the status quo. One area that has extreme potential for growth is sustainable energy in data centers. We see more data centers adopting renewable energy approaches every day I’m excited to see this become more standardized as technology progresses. An area the industry could use improvement is presenting more opportunities for kids at younger ages. When I was in high school I exhausted every design, C++, engineering class my school had to offer by the time I was a sophomore. If there were more options and emphasis on tech-based classes at a younger age, we’d see more young adults joining the industry right out of the gate.

When you imagine the future of the technology industry, what does it look like?

When I imagine the future of the technology industry, I see it as more inclusive and accessible. Everyone uses technology in their day-to-day lives, but as the industry grows, I think more and more people will have

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