In the construction sector, women make up roughly 10% of employees; this proportion is much lower for the roofing sector. However, those figures are increasing as a result of organizations supporting growth and education and businesses making an effort to hire more women as residential roofing repair contractors.
We commemorate International Women’s Day every year because it was created to help end discrimination against women worldwide. Women’s History Month occurs in March. We’re showcasing some of the women in our business who are leaving their mark and lifting the roof in remembrance of all the women who have fought and still struggle for gender equality throughout the world.
Women workers have evolved a more diversified and inclusive image of the building business in a once entirely male-dominated field. Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, two thriving March awareness efforts, highlight the exceptional talents and contributions of women all across the world. These endeavors have assisted in educating and changing the minds of those who are shackled by outdated systems of thought.
It takes a long time and a lot of effort to fight for change. Women in roofing are no different from the many courageous and trailblazing women who have affected American history and society. These women started peer support organizations like National Women in Roofing (NWiR) and The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), which offer industry-wide community support and mentoring. In addition to allyship from their male colleagues, they offer networking opportunities, education, and camaraderie for all women working for companies in the industry.
The industry as a whole has to be more aware of these established impediments and have open discussions about them right away. Pay disparity, gender bias, lack of advancement, and a lack of role models are a few of them. Women have overcome enormous obstacles to rise to the top of their organizations despite these difficulties.