Whether you are trying to run a successful business off your own back or trying to climb the career ladder, unfortunately, it can seem that there are certain industries stuck in the old way of thinking. As a woman, we can struggle to make a mark in a male-dominated industry. The construction industry is one of the most common examples of an industry that is stuck in the past but as a woman, what can we do to make our mark in the construction industry?

Provide A Unique Viewpoint

Sometimes because we’ve got a different way of thinking this is met with some consternation within the ranks and when there are those industries stuck in the past they very easily conform to stereotypical perceptions of women. But what we can do is play on this stereotype. While the typical uniforms associated with the construction industry appear to be somewhat male in origin, if you go to any FR Outlet Wrangler jeans are the mainstay. And if you want to confound stereotypes you can very easily join in with the herd. On the other hand, as a woman, you have a very unique set of skills that men don’t have. So you can take the trojan horse approach where you start to infiltrate things from the inside out by gaining their trust and becoming one of them. After a while, your unique set of skills gives you an advantage because you can see what the traditional norms are within the industry and you can learn the skills that they already have but also improve on them.

It’s Not Just The Traditional Route

It’s been shown that women are better represented in management roles in the construction industry. It’s so easy for us to think that we have to make an impression by starting at the very bottom but there are more opportunities for women in management or supervisory roles. Acquiring certain buildings and construction certificates can give you a distinct advantage. Regardless of if you have an academic background or not you are still at an advantage because of one simple thing ambition. This means that there are numerous options for you to pursue. This can help make you indispensable within the industry but you can also get more lucrative roles.

You Have A Major Advantage

Putting aside the myth that women are emotional people and men are physical, there have been numerous studies that show that women are far more thorough, organized, and better communicators. In the construction industry where there are strict deadlines that require precision and teamwork means that women can have a major advantage over many others. It’s a challenge that many women should step up to, especially as the construction industry is so underrepresented. But now is the opportunity for you to make your mark. Whether you are looking for the right industry in which to start a business or you are going up the career ladder the construction industry provides a multitude of opportunities. It’s possible for so many of us to make our marks in industries that are grossly underrepresented. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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