What Women in Construction Want From Their Workplaces
By Katherine Gustafson, Quickbooks
In December 2018, some unusual signs started popping up at certain construction sites around New York. The signs had the familiar orange diamond shape, but the words were slightly altered: “Men and Women at Work.”
Those eight additional letters communicate volumes....
Meet the New Wave of Female Builders
Story by Maile Pingel, Washington Post
How women in construction are responding to sexism and isolation by creating a community — and a future — for themselves.
Women still make up only about 9 percent of the construction industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so the isolation is real. It’s a...
Contractors Assistance Association Celebrates 10 Years of Diversity and Inclusion Strides and Recognizes Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Honorees Who Made Change Possible at Awards Program
Stand Up for Women -- The Most Undervalued and Overlooked Leaders
This article is by Joel Garfinkle, Smart Brief
If you’ve been reading about corporate performance indexes and the factors that have true impact on an organization’s bottom line, you’re no doubt aware of the studies that definitively make the case for including women at the decision-making levels in any...
Diversity in Construction Needs to be Top Priority
By Oliver Balch, Raconteur
The lack of diversity in construction is a problem. Whether it’s on a building site or at the drafting table, men predominate. And not just any men. Picture the average construction worker and he almost certainly is likely to be white, middle-aged and able bodied.
Whether due to structural prejudice...
How Hensel Phelps Furthers Diversity & Women in the Workforce
By Lorien Barlow, director-producer of Hard Hatted Woman
Inside filmmaker & tradeswoman advocate Lorien Barlow's Q&A with the company's president & CEO
As the filmmaker behind an upcoming documentary about women breaking down gender barriers in the construction trades, I am excited by efforts that support...
Contractors Assistance Association (CAA) Honors Ohio Construction Industry Pioneers
By Alexandria Boone, GAP Communications Group
CLEVELAND, September 17, 2019 – The Contractors Assistance Association (CAA) has announced the recipients of its inaugural, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Awards. These unique awards are given to premiere individuals and organizations in recognition of their support of the...
ACE Advocate Devoted to Recreating the Classroom Experience by Fostering Connections throughout Northeast Ohio
Every professional should mentor someone. That is the great advantage of the trades in particular, you are learning from people who made mistakes and they are honest about the challenges they’ve faced. With that knowledge, the students can be educated so much faster. Those...
CEA's Response to Ohio Supreme Court's Ruling on Local Hiring
Unanimously Adopted by CEA’s Board of Directors
September 25, 2019...
WORK NOW2: Refining Construction Talent for a Robust Workforce
By Montrie Rucker Adams, APR
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) conference room was abuzz with chatter as supporters awaited the arrival of eleven men who completed the League’s WORK NOW2 program, in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) and the Construction Employers Association (CEA)....