Women in Construction
Local Students use Career Tech to Build Future With Career Tech Courses
By Bri'on Whiteside, Toledo Blade
Whitmer High School graduate Clarissa Shepherd thought about attending college but decided to take a detour by going into the construction industry instead.
Miss Shepherd, 18, pursued a carpenter apprenticeship at Lathrop Construction. She said she is no stranger to the work, as her...
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...
How to Spark a Craft Workforce Revolution
By Rachel Burris, Construction Business Owner
There are several steps that the industry can take to transform the U.S. workforce, and the first of these is to establish and strengthen career awareness and education opportunities. The construction industry rallying behind a public-awareness campaign has the potential to change parents...
Iron Workers' Be That One Guy: Diversity, Harassment and Retention
Supporting women and minorities workers is critical in the construction industry. Women account for fewer than 4% of the construction trades workforce.
The Iron Workers' Be That One Guy (BTOG) program addresses diversity matters and nondiscrimination rights in the workplace. Be That One Guy also...
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...