Photo: Women in Construction
Lane honors and celebrates the hard-working women who contribute their strong skillsets and ambition to our projects every day. We use March 7-13, 2021, “National Women in Construction Week,” to recognize their significance in the AEC industry, and to our organization.
Between 2015-2019, the number of women in managerial roles at U.S. construction sites has risen 101%, according to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also during that time, the number of female civil engineers increased by 46%. Women are slowly but steadily seeing a growth in their representation of the workforce, an initiative that has made great strides in recent years, but still faces work to be done. Lane is intentional in our ability to offer our female employees equal opportunities for advancement, professional development, leadership, and a work-life balanced career. The women of Lane proudly represent their colleagues through active roles in industry organizations, association committees and leading their peers at national conferences and industry events.
Today there are 1.1 million women working on construction sites in the United States. An article by Webuild Group discusses the resiliency of gender diversity on U.S. worksites despite recent global challenges and shifts in AEC economies. Check out our photostory to see more of the empowering women in construction at Lane who strengthen our teams across the country.