Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women In Construction
March 8 marks International Women’s Day. This global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day comes on the heels of Women in Construction week (March 1-7) which celebrates the achievements of women in the construction industry.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. #IWD2020#EachforEqual
O3 Solutions is celebrating both #IWD2020 and #WIC by highlighting some of our own powerful women making an impact on the industrial construction industry and making the world a better place for all.
Currently, the construction industry is only 1.5% female. Women’s equality is a human rights issue that should be championed and supported by all and not just a group or organization. Knowing facts and statistics about women in the workforce – and specifically construction – is important to the advancement of women in the industry.
Total Workers in Construction ………………………………. 10,692,000
Men in Construction …………………………………………………..9,721,000
Women in Construction ………………………………………………. 971,000
But there’s good news. While women in the U.S. earn on average 81.1 percent of what men make, the gender pay gap is significantly smaller in construction occupations, with women earning on average 99.1 percent of what men make.
O3 Women in Construction Spotlight
Anne Randall, Director of Client Success
Director of Client Success – has 15+ years’ experience in Enterprise-Level software across non-profits, healthcare, transportation and logistics, and industrial construction. She has trained and consulted thousands of end users, lead complex consulting engagements, and created/implemented new processes in both sales and operations.
VP of Strategic Accounts – over 30 years of experience in multiple facets including project collaboration, information management, product management,
business development and pipeline growth, and helping to develop business solutions to address a market need. Her background in Digital Transformation, Lean Construction, Agile Project Management, and Advanced Work Packaging will make an immediate impact for O3 Solutions.
Susan Brandt, VP of Strategic Accounts
Prior to joining O3 Solutions, Brandt also gained hands-on experience as an engineer working on major capital projects at E.I. du Pont, Merck, and Sun Oil before moving into enterprise sales and global business development as a Vice President with Bentley Systems.
VP Education & Engagement – has been operating in industrial construction for 7 years and is recognized as a leader in the space. She has more than 18 years of experience in marketing and change management education for emerging technologies.
Mandi Coker, VP of Education & Engagement
Mandi currently serves as the conference strategist for the industry’s main trade show on AWP which has now expanded globally, and also serves as a co-chair of the CII committee on AWP Education and Outreach and the Fiatech Technology Committee.
Source: https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2019/home.htm, Table 13
Source: https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2019/home.htm, Table 19