The paving industry is experiencing a change and women are leading the way. We are seeing a revolution and the women of asphalt are leading this change. In fact, according to a recent study found that by 2022, women will make up 46.8% of the construction industry! Women are breaking ground in male-dominated industry. During the past 20 years, barriers have been removed, and “roads” to a career in the paving industry have become more accessible to women. Not only are there more opportunities for women, but also resources to help pave the way. These resources range from publications and even the Women of Asphalt national coalition, to influencers who are online showing other women what is possible for them in the paving industry.
At A&A Paving we believe that women are entering the paving industry at a fast pace and are here to stay. From sales and office roles, project management, production, and transportation, women are seeing there is a spot for them on the team that fits their skillset. Contact us to learn more about the women who are leading roles in our company.
What Kind Of Support Exists For Women In The Paving Industry?
The National Coalition for the Women of Asphalt was founded to lead and inspire women in the paving industry. Their goals are to foster and promote mentoring and networking opportunities for women in asphalt. To create professional development opportunities through education and training. As well as advocating for women in the paving industry and to encourage women to join. Since the summer of 2017, the Founding Members have developed a platform to help recruit, educate, and promote women in the paving industry. This labor of love has brought a unique industry experience and perspective to share with others in hopes of inspiring those already in the industry and attracting others looking to build a long-term career.
What Other Trailblazers Are Helping To Lead The Way?
Other initiatives of trailblazers in the paving industry also play a vital role. They motivate women to consider entering and building the industry. One such initiative that’s shedding light on this subject is an online production known as “Hops & Highways.” This newscast takes you through many great topics in the industry, including what is attracting women to the paving industry. What attracts most to the industry? For some, it starts with the chance to be a part of the family business at a young age. Working to earn the respect of their co-workers and family members, getting their hands dirty has been the best way to get to know the industry. Even if some have ventured on after leaving home for college or trying another line of work, most come back for the love of the business and a chance to carry on their family’s legacy.
Breaking barriers and paving the way for women is a continuous process that we’re excited to see unfold and be a part of. The paving industry is experiencing a revolution and women are leading the way. Women are proving that even in a male-dominted industry, more and more opportunities are presenting themselves to help pave the way for a long-lasting career in the paving industry. At A&A Paving we believe that women are entering the paving industry at a fast pace and are here to stay. From sales and office roles, project management, production, and transportation, women are seeing there is a spot for them on the team that fits their skillset. Contact us to learn more about the women who are leading roles in our company.