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Date PostedSeptember 8, 2015

88 Per Cent of Construction Workforce Male


Source: torontoobserver.ca

Martin Loosemore in a post on Sourceable.net states that 88 per cent of workers in the construction industry are male. In all other industries 54 per cent of the workforce is made up of men, this is a stark contrast.

This under-representation of females in the construction sector is not limited to Australia, it is a worldwide phenomenon. The writer explains that by increasing female representation Australia could potentially boost GDP by 11 per cent and increase Australia’s economic growth by $25 billion over the next 10 years.

The Australian Human Rights Commission provides a useful guideline Women in Male Dominated Industries Toolkit which provides a number of key elements which make up an effective gender diversity strategy.

Read more at https://sourceable.net/we-need-more-women-to-innovate-in-construction/#

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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