Two standout panel discussions were laser-focused on gender equity and the role of women in the construction industry. Both sessions illuminated the challenges, successes and future directions of women in construction.
Women in Construction
Despite growth in the building and infrastructure sector, a global labor shortage continues to plague the construction industry. Moreover, experienced workers are starting to enter retirement age, meaning the sector is losing some of its … about Why Women and Minorities Can Be The Keys To Combating the Construction Labor Shortage
Career advancement rarely comes solely by doing good work and waiting for promotions to be handed down. Successful individuals carefully craft their careers and take calculated risks, pushing beyond their comfort zones to excel.
Women are making tremendous progress in industries traditionally dominated by men. But what measures are in place to bring more women into these trades?
Today, the number of women in the construction workforce accounts for approximately 10% to 14% of all workers in the industry. When you factor in women of color, the percentage is even lower. It is … about The Power of Mentorship: Supporting the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Women have made significant strides in construction since the “boys’ club” days of the past, making their mark in the industry in myriad ways and smashing gender stereotypes along the way. Still, there remains much … about Unlocking the Power of Sponsorships for Women in Construction
When Judaline Cassidy applied for trade school she wanted to make sure she’d be able to secure a spot. Chances were likely that her fellow female students would not choose the plumbing program, so she … about Judaline Cassidy is Helping Women Overcome Barriers and Achieve Success One Tradeswoman at a Time
As construction struggles to fill its workforce amid a labor shortage, leaders in the industry have turned their attention to attracting largely untapped segments of the population. Numbers show that it’s working: Women and BIPOC … about Important Next Steps for Helping Keep Women and People of Color in Construction
Construction is actively recruiting women, and it’s working—slowly. According to research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women represent 3.4% of workers in the construction industry in the US, up 2.7% from 2015.
Despite the many benefits associated with gender diversity, women remain underrepresented in the civil engineering construction industry. Perks of a more diverse workforce have been proven in a study done by Professor Qingbin Cui and … about How Social Media Can Promote Career Growth for Women in Construction