Women in Residential Construction

Women in Residential Construction

Date: 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Now in its 4th year, the annual Women in Residential Construction conference brings women construction professionals together from around the country to address the obstacles and the opportunities that women encounter in the residential construction industry. This year's conference focuses on the challenge of change—change in the market, in the workforce, and in workplace culture. 

The opening program features a panel discussion on Bringing Women Into the Trades. Rachel White will join three other industry leaders to talk about ways we can start to correct the extreme gender imbalance in our industry (women make up just 9% of the construction industry). Focusing in particular on field workers, the panel will discuss a wide range of approaches to increasing women's presence in the industry including educational programs; targeted recruitment efforts; welcoming and inclusive workplace cultures; and advocacy work.