2021’s Women in Construction (WIC) Week is March 7-13. The goal is to highlight women as a viable component of the industry and raise awareness of the growing roles and opportunities available. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities, and of course for our team at G3 Quality to send out a special thank you to all of our passionate, hardworking women who make up our staff.
We are grateful for all of our incredible G3 women!
In light of this week, we’ve gathered a few interesting facts that showcase how women have made a growing impact on the construction industry over the past few years.
Statistics of Women in Construction
While the scales are still tipped with construction as a mostly male-dominated industry, the new decade is bringing new trends for women workers.
1. From 2017 to 2018, the percentage of women in construction trades increased by 17.6%. This was the highest recorded increase in 20 years!
2. From 2014 to 2019, the number of women-owned construction firms increased by 68%.
3. 13% of construction firms are women-owned. This percentage has increased by 94% since 2007!
4. 9% of women-owned construction firms make over $500,000 in revenue.
5. 44 out of the top 100 construction firms have women who hold chief-level or C-level positions.
Even though we’ve seen great improvement in the past few years, the industry still has a long way to go when it comes to empowering women to pursue construction careers. They still only make up about 10% of the workforce, and a majority of these roles are office-related positions. If you’re interested in reading tips for employing women in a male-dominated industry, check out our blog from last year’s Women in Construction Week.
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