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Celebrating Women in Construction Week 2023

Happy Women in Construction Week! This special occasion provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions of women in the construction industry. At Brinkman Construction, we took the time to come together, celebrate, and appreciate the women who play vital roles in our company. The week was filled with camaraderie, laughter, and shared stories during our afternoon happy hour. As we commemorate this important week, let us reflect on the remarkable impact women have made and continue to make in the construction industry.

Breaking Barriers and Shattering Stereotypes

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women are breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes to forge a path toward equality. Women at Brinkman Construction not only have a presence in the boardroom, but also in various key positions within our organization. They contribute significantly to our executive, project management, accounting, payroll, marketing, project coordinator, human resources, and risk management teams. Their skills, expertise, and dedication play a crucial role in driving our success.

Impacts of Women in Construction

The increasing presence of women in the construction industry is transforming the landscape and bringing about positive change. Consider the following statistics that highlight the remarkable impact women are making:

1. Equal Pay: Women in the United States, on average, earn 82% of what men make. However, in the construction industry, the gender pay gap is narrower, with women earning an average of 96% of what men make. This trend indicates that the construction sector is prioritizing pay equality more than many other industries.

2. Executive Representation: Among the top 100 construction companies, 44% have women holding executive positions. This figure reflects the growing recognition of women's leadership abilities and the industry's efforts to diversify its leadership roles.

3. Professional and Management Sectors: Approximately 31% of women in the construction field are employed in the professional and management sectors. These positions require specialized skills, experience, and expertise, demonstrating the range of opportunities available to women in construction.

4. Workforce Representation: While there is still progress to be made, women account for about 10% of the construction workforce. This number is steadily increasing, reflecting the industry's efforts to attract and retain female talent.

5. Women-Owned Construction Companies: In an encouraging development, 13% of construction companies are owned by women. This statistic highlights the entrepreneurial spirit and determination of women who have established successful businesses in the construction sector.

6. Workforce Size: Nearly 1 million women currently work in the construction industry, showcasing their substantial presence and valuable contributions. This number emphasizes the growing recognition of women's skills and the industry's willingness to embrace diversity.

As Women in Construction Week comes to a close, we take this moment to honor and celebrate the achievements of women in the construction industry. Brinkman Construction acknowledges the remarkable impact women have made within our company and the industry as a whole. We remain committed to fostering an inclusive environment that promotes equality, diversity, and equal opportunities for everyone. Together, we will continue to pave the way for a future where women in construction thrive.