A local movement is paving the way for female electricians, plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, and more.
In 2017 AGC MA launched the Building Women in Construction (BWiC) Advisory group establishing a trusted network of support for all women in commercial construction. The Advisory group has offered a variety of resources including educational programs, mentor opportunities, networking and most notably the BWiC Inspire Awards.
Mission: To connect, empower, recognize, and support women within the AGC community and beyond through educational, developmental, networking, and powerful programs grounded in the AGC’s commitment to diversity, integrity, and excellence.
Vision: To build an industry that promotes leadership opportunities for women without barriers.
Commitment: Acknowledge and address the underrepresentation of women in the AEC industry • Promote and advance opportunities for women in the AEC industry • Provide programming that intentionally builds professional industry networks and fosters an equitable workplace for women. • Promote AGC initiatives and services that champion diversity, equity and inclusion.
PGTI is a regional collaboration of construction industry stakeholders, including tradeswomen, building trades unions, contractors, government representatives, community organizations and researchers. We have met bi-monthly since 2008 to crush the persistent policy failure to open up good jobs in the construction trades to women.