Celebrating Women in Construction Week

 

Why women should pursue construction careers

If you haven’t heard, women are making further inroads into this traditionally male-dominated industry.  Women in Construction Week, created by the National Association of Women in Construction is just one way to call attention to the growing numbers of women choosing construction careers – and to encourage other women to follow suit.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, women represented 11 % of the construction workforce in 2021, up from 9% in 2018. (https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat18.htm). Of those, only 2% are working in the field, with the rest holding administrative, marketing, or business development jobs.  But the numbers are growing every day.
 

So what’s in it for women?

Frankly, it’s a wide-open field for women these days!

  • It’s a high-growth field, with plenty of opportunity at all levels and positions.
  • More and more construction executives and industry leaders recognize that having women in the workforce – especially in the field – is good for business. In fact, better for business.
  • While it may be damning with faint praise, he gender pay gap found in most industries (women on average earn 81.1% of what men make) is significantly smaller in construction, with women’s average earnings at 99.1% of their male counterparts.
  • KBE-NY’s door is always open to qualified candidates to fill roles from project engineer to superintendent to project manager to project executive – with the opportunity to move into senior leadership positions.  Please explore our available opportunities at the bottom of this page.

 

Interviews with Women in Construction

We recently interviewed a sampling of clients, design partners, and employees to learn what they have to say about the ever-changing role and experience of being a women in this industry. Take a read through! (Click the photos of each woman below to read her story.)

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