Women in Construction
Just 9.1% of America's Construction Workers are Women—Here's What It's Like to be one of Them
Article by Courtney Connley, CNBC
Sinade Caroll was on her way home from nursing school one evening six years ago when she saw an ad on the New York City subway for Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), an organization that trains women for careers in construction, utility and maintenance trades.
Nolee Anderson, Professional Carpenter Is Educating Young Women On Careers In The Trades
By Cheryl Robinson, Forbes.com
Nolee Anderson, founder of Joist and a professional carpenter, is dedicated to educating young women of the various career paths available to them through a skilled trade. Joist was created to offer young girls and women the exposure, excitement and encouragement to cultivate practical skills in a safe...
US Construction Wage Tops $30 an Hour as Employment Soars
This article was wrttien by the staff of Global Construction Review
Earnings for US construction workers now outstrip the private sector average as contractors face what’s being called one of the tightest labour markets they’ve ever experienced. The situation has led a contractors’ group there to slam an...
5 Ways Small, Minority-Owned Firms Can Build Success
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
To spread the economic benefits that construction projects generate more fairly across communities, government agencies reserve some public work for contractors owned or operated by traditionally disadvantaged groups.
Federal, state and even city and county agencies have special programs that...
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...
2019 Crain's Woman of Note, Cynthia Leitson
Every year Crain's Women of Note Awards honors the dedication and achievements of Northeast Ohio's top female business leaders who enrich our region with their professional talents and unique perspectives. Cynthia Leitson is the Vice President, Capital, Construction, and Facilities at...
New Austin Camp Encourages Girls to Consider Construction Careers
From KXAN.com by Chris Davis
Thirteen middle-school-age girls are spending the week learning valuable skills as a precursor to possible careers in the construction industry.
The group will build and wire their own lamps, pour concrete and build a free library stand over the course of the week in a bid from the...
Understanding the Importance of PPE Built for Her
By Robin Skillings, Construction Business Owner
A new dawn is breaking for the construction industry. More and more women are entering the skilled trades, challenging jobsites and safety manufacturers to more closely consider their equipment needs.
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the number of women...
The Construction Industry has a Problem, and Women are Going to Solve it
Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder, Ceo, Viatechnik, Building Design & Construction
Everyone in the industry needs to wake up to the fact that we are not going to solve the labor shortage if we continue alienating half of our potential workforce. Right now, women only make up 9% of the construction industry. This gap between men...
Jill Akins: Northeast Ohio’s Influential Women
By Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com
Like women everywhere, women in Greater Cleveland face barriers in the professional sphere. So cleveland.com reached out to some of the region’s most influential women, those who because of their hard work, integrity and vision, have risen to the top ranks of leadership. These leaders are...