7 Important Resources for Women in Construction
As a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Phoenix Masonry takes pride in the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of women in the construction industry.
Our President, Christy Crook, is a fearless leader for our 40+ employees and always sets an example for others to follow. She is a tireless advocate for women in construction and sits on the board of Transportation and Construction Girl, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging young women to explore careers in the construction and transportation industries.
If you’re a young—or even not-so-young—woman, here are seven important resources to visit if you’re considering a career in the commercial construction industry:
- TC Girl – Transportation and Construction Girl is committed to helping girls learn about financially sustainable careers in both industries of the title that bears their name
- NAWIC – the National Association of Women in Construction has over 100 chapters across the country, offering support, education and networking opportunities. The Denver Chapter can be found in this link.
- PWC – Professional Women in Construction is a community that connects and promotes women and diversity in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering.
- WiOPS – Women in Construction Operations is a nonprofit organization that uses mentorship, education, and networking to empower and advance women in the field of construction.
- WCOE – Women Construction Owners & Executives USA is committed to making a positive difference for women in the construction industry
- Denver Women in Construction Meetup Group – If you need a place to start networking on a local level, connect with the members of this public meetup group.
- University of Colorado Denver CEM Program – This program offers college coursework to students seeking a career path in a wide variety of construction, engineering and architectural fields.
Some final thoughts on the subject of women in construction you’ll want to consider include the following U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Currently, women make up approximately 10% of the U.S. construction workforce.
- Construction jobs are predicted to increase 12% by 2026.
If you’re a young woman who’d like to know more about a career in the skilled labor market, perhaps you should join the Phoenix Masonry team as an apprentice. We’d love to hear from you.