Today we are celebrating the innovations and work of women in the construction industry.
The National Association of Women in Construction was founded in 1953 with just 16 members. There are now 115 chapters, showing just how far we’ve come in the past 70 years through education, support, building technical skills, and networking.
Thanks to these amazing trailblazers, the stigma around women in these traditionally “male” occupations such as has been greatly reduced. Today, the pay gap between men and women in the building trades is relatively small. Still, women in construction only make up 10% of U.S. construction workers.
Women In Construction Week celebrates confident women. It also opens the door for more women in the industry and encourages gender balance. Today we bring you three sapphic books where a main character is involved in the construction industry. For more options, make sure to check out our complete list of books featuring carpenters, electricians, and plumbers.