In 2015, seventy percent of all apprentices were enrolled in the construction industry and of those enrolled, only about three percent were women. Tradeswomen can be the most effective to encourage and mentor other women to apply and begin their careers in the construction industry. In order to increase the number of women working in nontraditional careers, tradeswomen must work together to improve the conditions on and off job-sites. Effective measures for tradeswomen include mentorship, women’s committees, and setting goals for leadership.
Resources available include: tools for creating and implementing women’s committees, strategies to becoming an effective mentor and goals to leadership development.