Overcoming construction’s culture of stereotypes

Many obstacles face women who want to get into building or architecture, but these can be got round with perseverance and skill. That’s according to two high achievers at Clúid Housing

10th March, 2019
Women in Construction, Eibhlin O’Connor, head of delivery and company secretary, and Naomi Wogan, architect at Clúid Housing Pic: Bryan Meade

The statistics don’t lie. The number of female students applying for construction studies courses has not risen dramatically over the years. However, what is undeniable is that there are now many more female project managers, architects and engineers in the industry than ever before.

There is a culture of stereotypes where women are incorrectly portrayed not being physically strong, tough or simply good enough, at construction-related tasks, and this is ingrained early on...

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