Perspectives on gender (in)equality in the construction industry

IPED board member, Chrissi McCarthy, shares her perspectives on gender (in)equality in the UK construction industry in an open letter to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Despite a range of initiatives aimed at increasing women’s representation across the construction sector, the numbers of women still remain low.

Across the sector, women represent 11% of the workforce.

In addition, times of recession see these numbers decline further.

In this blog post, Chrissi explores the importance of celebrating women in the sector through awards, and why the lack of any nominated women for the CIOB’s Construction Manager of the Year awards matters to both men and women working in the sector.