Before entering construction, Giday Adhanom was a nursing assistant and was advancing in the medical field.
Giday completed ANEW, which is a program dedicated to improving the access and advancement of women in non-traditional career pathways. She became a member of Local 528 in 2005. She took a break in service in 2009 to have her third child. She came back into the trade in 2013 and became a journeyman in 2014. Giday is a well-rounded Cement Mason and has worked on many large projects in the Seattle area.
She is a devoted mother of three children. She volunteers her spare time with different organizations including Village of Hope and BPC (Black Prisoners Caucus). She also a coaches for the Boys and Girls Club. She is currently taking classes related to Project Management.