CleanGame Changers: New strategies for crushing the barriers for women entering the construction trades
About this event:
The numbers are far from where they should be and not where they will be in the near future. However, the percent of women's hours on construction projects covered by the Boston Resident Jobs Policy has doubled from 3% to 6% in the past three years. UMass Boston's ISC project has consistently attained 10% hours by women-the first project in the city to ever hit the goal that was set over 30 years ago.
What is driving these successes? What needs to happen to maintain momentum and grow greater opportunities for women to enter the good-paying jobs in an expanding regional industry?
Mukiya Baker-Gomez, Manager of Compliance for the UMass Boston Integrated Sciences Complex, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
Brian Doherty, General Agent, Metro Boston Building Trades Council
Samilys Rodriguez, Compliance Officer, Suffolk Construction
Liz Skidmore, Business Manager, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
Susan Moir (moderator), Director, UMass Boston's Labor Resource Center
LRC and Policy Group on Tradeswomen Issues
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