Equality does not mean Sameness
In honor of National Construction Appreciation Week, we want to showcase the changing face of the trades industry: Women in Construction. According to womeninconstruction.org, women represent roughly 10% of the construction workforce, which means there are tremendous growth opportunities for women seeking a career in trades.
Here at Kenny, our Emerging Leadership Group understands that women in leadership play a crucial role in eliminating the challenges other women face when entering the electrical trades. The group focuses on communication, ownership, teamwork, public speaking, and management techniques to develop sustainable behavioral change.
“Our goal is not to train women to think and work in the same way that men do but to identify and successfully leverage the differences.” Said Becky Wagner, Administrative Manager at Kenny Electric.
In this past leadership session, the leaders were challenged with different ways to promote that Kenny supports women in trades. Here is a glimpse into their brainstorming session – feel free to use these ideas to be a part of the change:
- Participate in Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build” volunteer program.
- Join the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, which focuses on developing women in trades
- Partner with The Climb Wyoming Program, which provides career training and placement for low-income single mothers
By offering our female employees the opportunity to develop as leaders, we are reaping the benefits of their proven strengths:
- Unique perspective
- Relationship Building
- Leaders developing leaders
- Project Management
To learn more about career opportunities for women at Kenny Electric, visit: https://www.kenny-electric.com/careers-at-kenny/