Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2021

This article from bigrentz.com discusses the state of the industry in 2021 for women in construction.

When you think of an industry dominated by men, construction might be one of the first that comes to mind.

Of all the people working in construction, women comprise only 10.3 percent. Even smaller is the number of women on the front lines of a job site—only one for every 100 employees in the field. Considering that women make up 47 percent of all employed individuals, this means that the construction industry is only benefitting from about 1.25 percent of women in the workforce.

There are several factors that explain this enormous gender gap, from unconscious gender bias, to the lack of adequate training, to overall perceptions of women working in construction. Despite these barriers, women continue to build their path in the industry. According to Randstad, nearly one-third of companies promoted a woman to a senior position in 2018.

As new construction projects are expected to stabilize and return to low growth in 2021, and new construction industry jobs are expected to balloon by almost 2 million in 2022, companies are looking to recruit more women than ever before to bring their skill sets into the field.

So, how are women rising up in construction in 2021? To answer this question, we compiled key statistics and examined the backgrounds of women leaders from around the construction industry. Check out the infographic below to learn more.

infographic depicting women in construction and related statistics

Go here to read the full article.

By external content
external content Profile Picture