New Voices Emerge in Industry's Push for Workforce Growth

Written by Debra K. Rubin, Janice L. Tuchman, Alisa Zevin, and Scott Blair for ENR

Gender issues still hinder women’s advancement in construction, according to new data from management consultant McKinsey & Co. and comments shared by male and female executives late last month at one of the industry's largest talent management forums.

The Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference also generated debate over issues of "tokenism" for women climbing the ranks, and explored how employers are recognizing bias concerns of LGBTQ+ professionals that could affect productivity and corporate bottom lines."

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