When the entire construction industry is concerned about the aging workforce and workforce deficit, women joining the industry seems like the permanent solution. But the stereotype that surrounds the industry doesn’t look so welcoming and appealing to women.
At this current time only 14% of the construction industry workforce is women. Various programs and events have been launched throughout to attract more women. Amidst of all this Redrow has launched it’s Mentoring program for women. The mentoring program is extremely important in the construction industry to not only attract more women but to retain them. In an industry which is predominantly male dominated a support from a senior or a colleague can help women flourish further.
As a women working in construction I have been exposed to the first hand gender disparity and unconscious bias. I am definitely looking forward to the mentoring scheme where I expect to learn more from my mentor about how she has been tackling all the similar gender issues which have not changed enough.
In conclusion, women need that extra support to retain themselves and grow in this industry and launching the mentoring scheme within the industry can definitely help bridge the gap.
Entry submitted by Redrow Homes
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