Pay It Forward: “Get Out As Much As Possible To Get Hands-On Experience,” Says Carmel Pratt of Bright Power


Carmel Pratt is director of new construction at Bright Power, a New York City-based energy services management company. Pratt manages teams working on ground-up new construction, rehabilitation, and commissioning projects.

What has been your biggest challenge or obstacles as a woman in your particular role? How have you overcome those obstacles? Not being able to always walk into a room or onto a job site with new people and have them immediately understand and recognize my expertise and value. Sometimes, I have to prove myself as an expert before others realize that I have the experience, knowledge, and training. To overcome that, I tap into my 7+ years’ experience and do what I most enjoy: providing technical advisory and consulting design teams/real estate owners in how to best develop (or renovate) a sustainable, high-performing building.

Read the full interview on GlobeSt’s website.