Women in Construction Week: Discrimination Still an Industry Challenge

Discrimination continues to impact women in construction
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As the homebuilding industry celebrates Women in Construction Week, a new report has revealed that one in three tradeswomen say they’re not taken seriously because of their gender. 

The Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report 2022 also disclosed that almost one in 10 customers have refused to let tradeswomen do a job because they’re a woman.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.