Women In Leadership: Climbing The Ladder In Construction

April 29, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM EDT

By WKBW News

April 29, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM EDT

Sue Ellen Elvers knows how to work her way to the top. After years working in construction, she now owns her own company.

Elvers took over Ingersoll Construction and Paining in Buffalo this year after Jeff Ingersoll retired.

She's had to face many challenges as she climbed the ladder of success, including a mentality that women don't know enough about construction.

She's also fought back from a cancer diagnosis, working through her chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Elvers has earned the respect of all her employees. Watch the video to find out more about her inspirational career. Here's Eyewitness News Anchor Joanna Pasceri.

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