Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Last week, I had the opportunity to ask Mike Rowe a question. Here’s the backstory… Procore is a sponsor of the Mike Rowe podcast “The Way I Heard It.” This has given us the opportunity to work with Mike on a few projects, including a weekly “Behind the Dirt” Q&A (where I originally asked my question), and a “Hard Hat Hero” campaign to honor the men and women on your jobsites. My question to Mike was: “How do we bridge the gender gap in construction?” Luckily, for me, he selected my question: Here’s his answer: In... Read More

Treat Constant Change as the Norm, an Interview with Wendy Lockner of AVB Construction

Treat Constant Change as the Norm, an Interview with Wendy Lockner of AVB Construction

Today kicks off Women in Construction Week, dedicated to highlighting women as a visible component of the construction industry. In honor of the week, we’ve conducted interviews with several women working in construction, all Procore clients, who’ve been gracious enough to share their experiences working in the industry and their advice for other young women aspiring to move in the same direction. The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) organizes Women in Construction Week, and it’s intended to encourage members and non-members alike, to raise awareness around the opportunities available to women in construction. The first... Read More

Calling All Women in Construction

Calling All Women in Construction

Last November, a colleague and I attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Dana Point, CA. This conference was different – set apart from all the shows we attend on the usual. The two of us were asked to take a seat at the table and actively participate with attendees, speakers, and panelists of over 100 women in design, engineering, technology and construction. We learned the difference between equity and equality, discussed the lack of skilled employees in the industry, and agreed that it was more challenging than expected to find committed mentors in the industry, as women. Our conversations... Read More