WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?
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|For women in the construction industry, much has changed sinceProfessional Women in Construction was founded in 1980—a post-women’s lib time when women were rarely seen on the job site, said prez Lenore Janis, who recently joined The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen’s Victoria Dengel (its first woman president), Sisters in the Building Trades’ prez Melina Harris, Association of Women Construction Workers of America founderHerlema Owens, and other top women in construction to network and talk about ways to deal with hurdles they still face in the male-dominated field. Despite medical and law schools filled with women (and some even the majority), women still rep only 2.5% of the construction industry, we learned from Women Building California and the Nation coordinator Debra Chaplan. The speakers called for acoherent safety net of policies to level out the work environment, a need to advocate for women in Washington, “and getting a political will behind us.”|