Beck Technology Donates to Girlstart
Beck Technology was born from the construction industry. Our founder, Peter Beck, knew that with the right construction technology, better project decisions made early in the build process would make for better outcomes. He set out to form a company that would help complete the preconstruction data lifecycle. Our estimating software, DESTINI Estimator does just that.
We enable precon teams to create more accurate estimates faster so that estimators can provide a higher value to owners resulting in fewer change orders, missed deadlines, and budget overruns. The purpose behind our software is to revolutionize the industry and change the future—ultimately making the built environment and the world a better place. Innovations in construction make the job site safer, buildings greener, and can even have life-saving effects in the case of hospitals, shelters, schools, and research centers.
Our driving force is our passion for technology, caring about our communities, and embracing an innovative spirit. These core values aren’t just demonstrated in our products and customer service, but also in our initiatives that extend beyond providing customers with a product and service.
Every month Beck Technology donates to a non-profit or charitable organization from which one employee gets to choose. Through our Beck Tech Cares program, team members are encouraged to give each other virtual high fives for a job well done. At the end of every month, we read our high fives to the entire company and one Beck Technology employee is nominated to be that month’s winner.
This month, Kristin Vrana, Senior Implementation Specialist, who came to Beck Technology with a background in preconstruction, was our Beck Tech Cares nominee. This is Kristin’s second nomination and the second time to donate to Girlstart.
Kristin says, “More often than not, I’ve been the only woman at the table in construction meetings. I am very passionate about girls having access and exposure to STEM topics since people are often good at what they have exposure to. Having strengths in math and science opens up so many doors for women. And hopefully, this early, broader, exposure leads to a better balance at the table.”
Girlstart is an organization that through STEM educational programs like summer camp and after school encourages girls and young women to be more involved in science, technology, engineering, and math. Girlstart’s after school program alone reaches more than 2,000 students in 83 schools. Girlstart writes, “Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.”
Click here to donate to Girlstart.