Women In Construction – Skilled Trades 101 with Allie Perez

February 29, 2024 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 135 / Guest: Allie Perez

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Show Summary:

This episode of the Mom &… Podcast features a vibrant conversation with special guest Allie Perez, an advocate for women in trades and a successful CMO and COO of George Plumbing Company. The hosts, Susanne Kerns and Missy Stevens, delve into Allie’s journey from an NYU drama graduate to a trailblazer in the male-dominated plumbing industry. Allie shares her experiences of founding the organization Texas Women in Trades to address the lack of female representation and mentorship in the field. She also highlights the importance of setting personal boundaries and prioritizing self-care, and discusses the challenges and solutions related to being a working mom in the trades. Additionally, the episode touches on topics like manual lymph drainage, the benefits of compression wear, and personal updates from the hosts.

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Topics From This Episode:

  • 00:00 Introduction to the Podcast
  • 00:15 Getting Back to Podcasting
  • 00:37 Life as a Mom and a Chauffeur
  • 01:19 Introducing the Guest: Allie Perez
  • 03:36 Allie’s Journey into the Plumbing Trade
  • 05:23 The Importance of Women in Construction
  • 06:48 Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Trades
  • 08:52 The Role of Education in the Trades
  • 12:00 The Impact of Gender and Age in the Trades
  • 15:51 Balancing Family and Work in the Trades
  • 30:49 Celebrating Women in Construction Week
  • 34:08 Celebrating Women in Construction
  • 34:25 Upcoming Event Details
  • 35:39 Voiceover Work and Acting Career
  • 36:40 Balancing Career and Motherhood
  • 39:37 Look, Listen, Learn Segment

Look, Listen, Learns


  • Looking at apartment lease contracts for her daughter
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Learning that old people (like us) have bad memories



More About Allie Perez:

Allie Perez is the CMO/COO of George Plumbing Company, Founder of Texas Women in Trades Texas Women Work. She serves on the City of San Antonio Small Business Advisory Committee as the Mayor’s Appointee. She also serves on the City of San Antonio – Workforce Development “Ready to Work” Board. She works with tradeswomen advocacy across the nation. She was recently named one of San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 2024. She is a graduate of New York University. Also, a proud mother of a 9-year old firecracker daughter. 

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

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