Women in the construction and planning field share a unique experience – forging a career where they may be the only representative of women present. Exclusion, bias, and discrimination are a few examples of the challenges that arise.
However, in recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need to increase the number of women in construction. More and more initiatives are being developed to make this happen. Some companies have started recruiting and training more women for their workforce so they can be involved in all aspects of construction work. Others are providing incentives and mentoring programs to encourage more women to enter this field.
Creating a community for this is nothing new – there are various organizations dedicated to this endeavor. National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was founded over 70 years ago and yearly conferences such as Women in Design+Construction Conference frequently sell out.
On October 17th, DCC was incredibly excited to contribute to the effort in providing an opportunity for women specifically in the retail and restaurant building industry to find comradery, support, and connection. This community is about sharing solutions, friendships, and ideas and we are so honored to have hosted this special evening and look forward to future events. If you are interested in partnering with us, please reach out!
Maryam Samady, Chief Financial Officer (Dickinson Cameron)