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By the Numbers: Women in Construction

Despite making up 50 percent of the workforce, women comprise just 10 percent of the construction industry in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Canada, the representation of women in construction is only slightly higher at 12.4 percent, according to BuildForce Canada.  

The National Glass Association announced an alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction to promote and support women in the industry. “We know there are barriers still, and we can all do more to remind everyone that it’s good business to tap this underrepresented 50 percent of the population, especially now when everyone is so challenged to find and recruit talent,” says Nicole Harris, president and CEO of the National Glass Association.  

Women in Construction infograph