March is Women’s History Month, but did you know there is a whole week dedicated to women in construction? We celebrate Women in Construction week March 6 – 12, and Register Construction would like to highlight the valuable roles that women play in this industry and the many opportunities that are available.
Women have been involved in construction for a long time. Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge was completed under the oversight of a woman? Emily Roebling managed the project for over 10 years when her husband, the chief engineer on the project at that time, became disabled. She wasn’t the first woman to work in construction, and certainly not the last.
Era of Change
While construction has predominantly been filled with men, the ranks of women have been slowly, yet steadily, growing. While women account for a mere 10.3 percent of those in construction, they are increasingly stepping into leadership roles in construction. They currently fill 21 percent of leadership positions compared to only 7 percent 10 to 12 years ago.
This will help draw more women into the field through mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities as female leaders communicate to communities the value of working in construction, such as greater pay equality, job security, and opportunities for professional growth. Register Construction is proud to be a champion of its female employees and backs the effort to ensure equality in the industry. Register Construction doesn’t just celebrate Women in Construction Week, we celebrate women all the weeks of the year.
Register Construction Supports Gender Equality
At Register Construction, we believe in giving everyone a fair chance at success. We encourage women and men of all backgrounds to apply for our open positions. Every person brings something unique to the table, helping us serve you with the quality and integrity you deserve.
Register Construction’s services include pre-construction, design-build, general contracting, and construction management throughout Polk County and Central Florida. We’ve worked in every sector, including industrial, manufacturing, automotive and retail, warehouse and distribution, office and medical, education, and cold storage. Reach out and learn what we can do for you.