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SERVPRO® Celebrates Women in Construction Week

3/4/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® Celebrates Women In Construction SERVPRO® is proud to be an example of women leading and thriving the construction and restoration arena.

The first week of March is a cause for celebration for the women of SERVPRO®. Women in Construction Week kicks off the month, from March 3-9. This week serves to recognize the great initiatives and work women have done within an industry that is predominantly male dominated, but is slowly changing. Consequently, International Women’s Day falls during this week, on March 8.

Women in Construction Week was originally introduced in 1960 by the National Association of Women in Construction. Thanks to the association, the number of women in the construction industry has grown steadily since the association’s inception in Fort Worth, Texas in 1953.

According to an article in National Today, unlike many industries, the pay gap between men and women in construction is nominal, at about 99.1%. However, despite the equal pay, in 2018 women working in construction only comprised about 1.5% of the entire U.S. workforce, and only about 10% of all construction workers were women, and about 13% of construction companies are owned by women.

SERVPRO is proud to be an example of women leading and thriving the construction and restoration arena. In 2021, SERVPRO announced on social media that women have ownership in more than 50% of its franchises. SERVPRO also has an active Women in Construction Group that regularly holds discussions on the company’s Construction Coaching Clinic as a way for women throughout the organization to support, learn and network with each other. SERVPRO is also a sponsor for the NJ Chapter of Professional Women in Construction.

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