The construction industry is one of the nation’s (and the 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 national defense spending! Despite more than 90% of US general contractors listing labor shortages as a concern, women make up only 10.3% of those working in the built environment. That number shrinks to just 2-4% when looking at several of the skilled trades. With unprecedented labor shortages, the time is now for us to determine what changes we must make to ensure that we are an equitable and inclusive industry.
While titled the “Women in Construction Conference,” this is a conference for men, women, and those who want to make change within the built environment. Come for a full day of panel discussions, breakouts, and best practices, and walk away ready to recruit current and future generations.