The construction industry today still evokes images of men in hard hats and work boots and remains a largely male-dominated industry. Although women account for 43% of the workforce, they comprise only 9% of the construction workforce – but, fortunately, this figure is beginning to change. Our Vice President of Marketing, Lori Peters, a Professional Women in Construction NYC Top 20 Under 40 award winner, wrote for NEREJ about bringing more women into the industry and driving construction to a more sustainable, safer, and profitable future.
It feels fitting, therefore, that almost one year to the day that I switched industries to join a growing construction technology company, I will be attending the Construction Institute’s 3rd Annual Women Who Build Summit, an event that champions women leaders making a difference in the AEC industry and beyond. By giving everyone a seat at the table, examining our current processes, barriers and challenges, and embracing innovation in all forms, we can ensure a smarter, more profitable future for construction.
Read the full NEREJ article here.