The Chix Dig It Luncheon last week was an awesome event. We feel it’s important to support Chix Dig It’s mission to celebrate the many accomplishments women are making in construction industry.
The construction workforce is evolving as it embraces diversity and new technology, but remains one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. On an average job site, there is approximately one woman to every 100 men.
In addition to supporting gender equality, attracting more women in the construction workforce has major economic benefits. According to the Peterson Institute, companies who were in the top 25% in gender diversity of their workforce were 46% more likely to outperform their industry average.
It was inspiring hearing stories from industry leaders regarding issues unique to women in the construction industry. Supporting women in construction is easier said than done, but events like Chix Dig It add to the conversation about how to balance the workforce and narrow the pay gap are important places to begin.
These kinds of professional events are great opportunities for women looking to connect and leverage the efforts of others in the field. We are proud to support organizations that encourage and amplify female voices in the construction industry.
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