At Fall Forum, we had the pleasure of learning about the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF). This non-profit organization seeks to advance the knowledge and recognition of women in the A/E/C industry. They have also embraced issues specific to women in the building industry, such as pay equality. They have done some great outreach and it's certainty worth a look!
Most recently, they have developed Built by Women, a social and educational initiative that celebrat
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is proposing to raise the city’s goals for construction company hiring of residents, minorities, and women. Since 1979, a city ordinance has required construction companies to demonstrate good faith efforts to guarantee that 50 percent of all hours worked go to Boston residents, 25 percent to minorities, and 10 percent to women. The companies must report to the city the progress they’ve made. Walsh’s proposal, filed Monday, calls for increasing th
A company founded and run by women gives employees respect and flexibility. When Nitsch Engineering launched in 1989, it was very unusual for women to own an engineering firm. But founder Judith Nitsch wanted to control her destiny, so she set out to build her own company in the male-dominated field. Today, the civil engineering firm she founded has a reputation for excellent work and happy workers, drawing talented engineers of all sexes, ages, and ethnicities. Read the full
We’ve all heard the myth that women don’t support each other — but it’s not true. Women are incredible allies, and we accomplish amazing things when we support each other. Here are five simple things — backed by social science research — that we can do every day to advocate for the women in our lives (and these tips work great for the men who want to support the women in their lives, too). 1. Challenge the Likability Penalty 2. Celebrate Women’s Accomplishments 3. Make Sure W