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'Real Houswives' Star Barbara Kavovit On Why Women In Construction Need 'Balls Of Steel'

Barbara Kavovit is busy. She’s starring on the new season of the Real Housewives of New York and has a novel coming out, while also running her business, Evergreen Construction.

Being the founder of a construction company in New York City, it goes without saying that Kavovit works in a male-dominated field. Ten percent of the industry’s workforce throughout the country was female in 2018, compared to 50% for real estate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In commercial real estate specifically, 35% of the workforce was female in 2015, the women’s organization CREW Network found.

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