The construction industry is one of the nation’s (and world’s)
largest industries. In 2021, construction accounted for over 4.1
percent of the US gross domestic product*. That ranks ahead of
agriculture, mining, transportation, arts and entertainment, and
even national defense spending! Despite more than 90 percent of
US general contractors listing labor shortages as a concern**,
women make up only 10.3 percent*** of those working in the built
environment – and that number shrinks to just 2-4 percent when
looking at several of the skilled trades.
As the built environment (architecture, engineering, construction management, and the skilled trades) work to address labor shortages, a key factor must be how we create a sense of belonging and inclusion within our industry.
While titled the Women in Construction Conference – this is a conference for those who want to be change makers. Join us for a full day of panel discussions, workshops, and best practices and walk away ready to recruit the current and next generations.
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