Happy 25th Annual Woman in Construction Week!
WIC Week™ or Women in Construction Week™, celebrates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. F&T celebrates and honors all #WIC who are strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry!
In honor of this week, we would like to highlight our very talented women in construction here at F&T.
Getting Women involved in construction can start at any age. Take it from Deanna, who was inspired to join the industry in childhood, as she was always very interested in (and good at) math and solving puzzles. She also watched lots of family movies with “inventors” in them and she always idolized their creativity and the contraptions that they made. She used to come up with (non-functioning) contraptions herself just by taping batteries and wires to things to make them look cool. She was reinvigorated to join the industry in high school, where she took an engineering drafting class where she learned the basics of hand drafting, project planning, and building simple machines. She started to realize that my passion was more with understanding the mechanics of how things worked and ended up going to college for mechanical engineering and landed herself in HVAC.
According to the NAISC, women made up 10.9% of the entire U.S. construction workforce in 2022. Only 9% of mechanical engineers and 8.24% of electrical engineers in the country are women. (https://swe.org/research/2023/employment/). While there are more Women in Construction than ever before, its still a long way from being equal. F&T is committed to fostering the success and growth of #WIC!