Title: How to Succeed in the Male Dominated Built Industry: The Advantages of Workforce Diversity
In 2018, there were almost 76 million women in the US labor force, representing 46.9% of the total workforce. In the same year, 80% of contractors across the country reported trouble hiring skilled workers. Women represent only 9.9% of the workforce in construction industry based jobs including P-H-C but only 3.4% of employees in the field. What will it take for women to represent a larger percentage of work in the industry and what effects can this have on construction’s workforce shortage? Join us for a discussion with women and allies who are already creating a successful competitive edge for their companies. We’ll discuss their journey, professional strategies for success, and advice on creating a culture of inclusion – and how that drives profit for your company’s bottom line.
Tauhira Ali, Senior Manager of Construction Technology, Milwaukee Tool
Randee Herrin, SVP of TDIndustries – started a program to provide construction jobs to women from a local shelter
Amanda Comunale, Director at Victaulic – started at SA Comunale and now drives technology for Victaulic
Ken Midgett L.M.P., Plumbing & Heating Instructor, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Students from the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute - more information to come