Now Is the Time for More Women to Break Ground in Construction
Melissa Uribes, Construction Executive
The construction industry has a long history as a male-dominated field. Historically, there has been a lack of women role models and gender bias in the industry, which has contributed to the lack of diversity. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that women comprise only 10% of the construction industry’s workforce, which leaves a huge talent pool that the industry isn’t tapping into.
While women are still significantly underrepresented in the construction industry, the tides are starting to change as more emphasis is being focused on diversity in the workplace and new technologies and tools are opening up more opportunities.