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WHY WE NEED MORE FEMALE ENGINEERS 8.1.17
If construction firms want to hire the best and brightest, they need to look beyond just half of the population. This article, featured in the August issue of Public Works, highlights the importance of recruiting female engineers, how to provide role models for young women entering the industry and how to retain female employees. (Read more)
HIRE WOMEN FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK 6.29.17
Sefla Fuhrman, WICA member and recent graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Ph.D. in Urban Studies, writes about her experiences in the construction industry and what contractors can expect from female employees. This article was featured in the June issue of Concrete Construction. (Read more)
WHY MILLENNIAL WOMEN ARE BURNING OUT 6.6.16
Many successful professional women are burning out before age 30. What are the causes, and why are women so disproportionately affected? This article was featured in the June issue of CSI Columbus Chapter newsletter, The COMMENT. (Read more)
WOMEN ARE BREAKING THROUGH THE CONCRETE CEILING 6.2.16
We’ve all heard about the glass ceiling, but it looks the concrete one might be harder to crack. According to the National Women’s Law Center, in 2010 women held a tiny percentage — 2.6 — of the U.S.’s 8.4 million construction jobs, the same percentage they held in 1983. The NWLC faults “barriers such as gender stereotypes, sexual harassment, a lack of awareness about opportunities in construction, and insufficient instruction.” (Read more)
ENGINEERING IS FOR GIRLS 6.2.16
Having toys that encourage girls to think about science, engineering, math and technology at an early age can help close the gender gap and show that there are many career options out there. (Read more)
IGNORE YOUR DAD, BECOME AN ENGINEER 6.2.16
When a young girl told actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson that she wanted to become an engineer, Watson had the perfect reply. The girl’s dad had told her that she could not be an engineer because it’s “a man’s profession.” Watson’s reply was simple but powerful: “become an engineer.” (Read more)
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