This annual week spotlights and celebrates the women who work in a predominantly male-dominated industry, with only 16% of the on-site workers being female and 87% limited to desk, design and secretarial roles. When you look at education and health-care services, that industry is represented by 75% of women.
It’s so important to have these awareness weeks to greater diversity specific industries, pushing for change. We are starting to see the number of women in construction grow, however, there is still a gender pay gap of women being paid 26% less than men.
It’s great to see progression being made, however, these awareness weeks reinforce we still have such a long way to go!