September 2, 1999
Clockwise, from top left: Martha Barkman, Ann Schuessler, Viola Malone, and Piper Doan|
Seattle is still in the middle of an incredible construction boom that has left most builders struggling not to find the next job, but get the last job done in time to start the next one. And with such opportunity, the industry has seen a rise in non-stereotypical construction workers. More specifically: women.
While it may no longer be an odd thing to see a woman swinging a hammer on a job site right alongside a herd of burly men, women still face unique challenges in an industry that is traditionally so male dominated.
The Daily Journal's special feature, Women in Construction, profiles a few of these women that work in construction and examines some of the issues they face in today's construction industry.
- Ragan Willis, editor
The smartest construction companies are making themselves attractive to the most talented women, with mentorships, good benefits and a commitment to rewarding excellence.
Construction management programs have not experienced growth in women's enrollment over the last 30 years like many other non-traditional professional degree programs.