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Daily edition | Dec.​ 10,​ 2018




Note from the editor

Dear readers,

Although women make up 47% of the U.S. labor force, they represent only 9% of construction industry employment. But based on contractors' efforts to fill jobsite and office positions due to the labor shortage, the number of women in construction surely will swell.

Construction Dive spotlights women leaders and rising stars during Women in Construction Week, an annual event in the first week of March, sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction. The women we profile are making a big impact in the industry and encompass such positions as construction company executives and founders, site superintendents and managers, architects, carpenters and others.

In the past, we've written about accomplished women like Tamara Rivera, who is the first woman elected council representative with the New York City District Council of Carpenters, and Stacey Pray, who owns a construction project management business that employs at least 50% women. Check out all the women we recognized in 2018 and 2017 for more inspiration.

Each year, we ask readers to nominate women who are leaders or rising stars in the industry. Share with us whom you think we should feature during 2019's Women in Construction Week through this nomination form, which will remain open until Jan. 7.

Thanks, as always, for reading. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me.


Laurie Cowin
Reporter, Construction Dive





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