We're celebrating Women in Construction
Women in Construction week, running from the 5th to the 11th of March, is an initiative dedicated to changing the stereotypes that women face when it comes to careers within the construction industry. Even now, women are still underrepresented across the construction industry, despite the great work from the NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) since 1953.
In honour of this dedicated week, we’ve interviewed a selection of our own female employees to explore what life is really like for a woman working in construction and to understand what we can do as an industry to influence more women to make similar commitments in the future.
Times are changing, with the number of women working in construction on the increase. A survey conducted by GoConstruct found that 37% of new entrants into the industry that came from higher education are women and 14% of construction industry professionals overall are female.