Women Gaining Representation in Construction
But at just 9% of industry's workforce, leaders say more must be done to help young girls consider it as a career. More women are being represented in the construction industry than in years past, but it still is a heavily male-dominated field. Women make up about 9% of the construction industry’s workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A similar story among women professionals in the construction world is being the only female voice at the discussion table. Monica Steimle-App, executive vice president of real estate development for Rockford Construction, said it was apparent to her, from the beginning of her career, that she was typically the only woman at the discussion table.
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