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RMC, Pankow Foundation directors anchor “Women in Industry” webinar

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

RMC Research and Education Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini and Pankow Foundation Executive Director Anne Ellis will lead “Women in the Industry,” an April 23 webinar continuing dialog they initiated at “Women Building Amazing,” a Command Alkon 2018 Elevate conference breakout session. Among topics they will discuss are challenges of being a woman on the job; applying for construction jobs; double standards and gender pay gap; and, how women and men complement each other in the workplace.

The Elevate session, notes Command Alkon Marketing Communications Specialist Karli Langer, demonstrated “that this conversation is important to our industry, and there is support from both women and men to break free from stereotypes and promote diversity in the construction workforce.” At a Bureau of Labor Statistics-measured 9 percent, she adds, women’s limited industry workforce representation has contributed to a struggle across construction to recruit and retain female workers.

Registration for the webinar can be completed here.