International Women’s Day is a day to recognise the rights and acknowledge women’s effort and achievements to all work aspects in the world.

Actions have to be taken to eliminate gender bias and promote gender equality (especially to those working in construction sites). The mindset towards the construction industry as being a male dominated sector have to change by introducing the construction industry and information in an attractive way to promote interest and eliminate incorrect thinking about construction industry as being a typically masculine industry.

As a recent graduate in this field in Ireland, I think a lot more has to be done in order to encourage more women into the industry as the female head count in this industry compared to all others are very low. This will also help to make it a more diverse and inclusive profession as a whole. Female individuals are encouraged to include the construction industry in their study and work consideration list as there are a lot of opportunities that awaits to be ventured in this field.

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