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NGA Celebrates Women in Construction and Manufacturing

March is Women's History Month, and March 7-13 marked Women in Construction Week. 

An initiative of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the focus of Women in Construction Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. 

“NGA is pleased to support NAWIC’s initiative “Women in Construction Week” this week to champion and celebrate women in the glass industry,” said Nicole Harris, NGA president & CEO.  “It's just the start of our collaboration with NAWIC to accelerate the success of women in construction.”

“As a woman-owned glass fabrication business serving the commercial construction industry, I have definitely seen more women becoming involved in construction over the past 30 years,” said Cathie Saroka, President/CEO of Goldray Glass and current NGA Board Chair. “With women making up just 12 and 10 percent of the Canadian and the U.S. construction workforces respectively, though, we still have a long way to go. On the positive side, our industry has a much more equitable pay structure between the genders, unlike much of the world today. It is up to all of us for the future health of our industry to continue to promote diversity and equity in all its forms.”

Related NGA Resources

VIDEO: Women in Construction Panel

Hear from a panel of women executives in the construction industry, including the new president of the NAWIC. In the midst of an ongoing labor shortage, how can companies recruit more women into the construction field? NAWIC has been in existence since 1955. How has the state of women in construction changed over the decades?

INFOGRAPHIC: Women in Construction Statistics

See quick stats on the percentage of women in constructions jobs, what roles they are in, and the wage gap.

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Workforce Development: A Glass Magazine series

Find insights on recruitment, retention, and workplace best practice in this extensive series

Series Spotlight: Women in Construction

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Workforce Development: A Resource Toolkit from the NGA

Access a curated toolkit of articles, downloads and training courses to help you succeed

ARTICLE: Diversify Your Workforce

How to encourage diversity, inclusiveness and more open communication in the workplace, from Glass Magazine.

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