Friday, July 14, 2017

Women's Bureau: Women in Construction Webinar

Yellow hard hatThe Department of Labor Women's Bureau will be hosting a webinar focused on Promising Employer Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Construction next Wednesday (July 19th, 2017) at 2:00pm.

Despite public and private efforts to increase the share of women in construction trades, women remain significantly underrepresented. As of a 2016 study, women make up only 3% of workers in construction and extraction occupations. Increasing the participation of women in high-wage, high-skill nontraditional fields such as construction are incredibly important to their economic security.

This webinar hosted by the Women's Bureau will include a peer learning forum featuring advice from experienced contractors who have been successful in recruiting and retaining women in construction fields. Featured panelists will offer practical advice and applied learning to showcase promising approaches for recruiting and retaining women on job sites.

The panelists who will be featured in the webinar include:
  • Gena Mohan, Compliance Manager at Barletta Engineering/Heavy Division
  • Danielle Skilling, Community Affairs Specialist and Gilbane Building Company
  • Alex Tittle, Vice President of Business Connect and Corporate Affairs, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
  • Kathleen Dobson, Safety Director at Alberici Constructors
Click this link to register for the webinar!

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