Evolution not revolution may best describe the current state of inclusion and diversity in the construction industry, according to those leading the efforts to create more egalitarian work environments.
Women in Construction
Hear from Barbara Jackson, founder & CEO of Women Building Change (formerly Women Who Build) as she discusses WBC's mission to advance the careers of women in the construction industry.
Today, Sarah is the Group Manager Health Safety and Environmental at Probuild Constructions, a $2 billion-a-year construction company in Melbourne.
Construction has been overwhelmingly male-dominated. However, efforts to bring in more women have begun gaining momentum in the last decade. The skilled labor shortage has forced an industry-wide reckoning of sorts, part of which has … about Opening Doors for the Next Generation of Women Builders
Turner staff and project partners volunteer to teach and mentor students. They also provide job site tours. Students visit the same job site on a regular basis. This way, they can see the development of … about Building Bright Futures One Student at a Time
Given the construction sector’s imminent skills shortage, it's hard to understand why there are still so many barriers for women entering, and remaining, in the industry.
Over a quarter of Australian tradies are earning an admirable $100,000 a year, according to recent data. Furthermore, the closer they work to the CBD, the better is their chance of achieving these salaries.
Construction has long been a male-dominated industry, but times are changing. New attitudes, new technologies, and new ways of building are creating a construction environment more open to women than ever before. Still, you often … about How to Create a Female-Friendly Culture that Women Want to Join
Women in construction today make up just 9% of the workforce, a figure that hasn’t changed much in WiOPS National Board President Holly Cindell’s more than three-decade career in the industry. Being in such an … about WiOPS: Opening Doors for Women in Construction
There’s been a lot of talk recently about women’s participation in the construction industry to help with the lingering labor shortage. Like most things these days though, it’s complicated. One question the industry can’t avoid … about What Does Future Hold for Women in Construction?