Women In Construction Face a Glass Ceiling
As International Women’s Day is marked across the world on 8 March, the construction industry continues to reflect the gender gap that remains between men in leadership roles compared with women.

Currently women make up around 11-15% of roles in construction and ONS data reveals that the numbers are not increasing – although market predictions that the numbers could improve to closer to 25% by 2020 are encouraging.

‘Inspire Me’ new construction initiative to put a spotlight on gender quality

Research undertaken by Randstad, the global recruitment agency with a dedicated construction arm, conducted a survey of over 500 building companies including 5,500 employees. Its findings indicated that women’s job prospects are held back as they face discrimination, inequality and sexism in the workplace. Earlier this year, Construction News decided to launch new initiative ‘Inspire Me’ in an effort to raise awareness of the challenges women face in the construction business and aim to at