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The construction workforce is evolving in many positive ways, especially as it actively embraces diversity and technology. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. Out of the over 10 million construction workers in the US, just over one million are female. Even more unbalanced is when you look at the percentage of females in the construction trades; 3.4%.

In the trades, there is approximately one woman to every 20 men.

So, why the lack of women in construction?

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership


Monica Byrd is a Project Management professional who has over 5 years of experience handling $1M-$10M projects in the commercial, hotel, and residential field working with premier hotels, boutique hospitality brands and luxury resorts. Monica has overseen many major construction projects, and currently, she’s an active member of the Women of Project Management.