Let me justify why I’m doing all of this. Why am I writing these blogs, why I work my a** off and what I’m hoping for the futur of the industry.
I grew up in a world where there was jobs “for women” and jobs “for men”. Slowly, through out the years I saw more and more women/men mixing in to the industries and doing it so casually and well, but not in construction. In some ways and for some people, this industry hasn’t changed at all.
You can be on a construction site with over 200 people and you will be lucky to see a handful of women. We take up 1% of the industry. Why? Why is it so hard to get a job as a women in the industry, why is it so hard to find women work gear, so many “whys”. I honestly can not wrap my head around it. I will tell you though, that I believe that one day, all of it will be different. A women will easily get in to the industry, will walk on to a job site and people won’t see her any differently then other worker.
I push myself more and more everyday to show the pass, the present and the futur generation that a women belong on a job site and can damn well build a house just as well as anyone else. I want to show people that we can have an important role in the industry and prove that we deserve to be respected. “Blood,sweat and tears”, gets put in to reality when it comes to all of this but it’s so worth it.
I’m hoping to see more women come into the industry and stay because they feel comfortable and know that they will have the opportunity to grow knowing that no man will try to get in their way.
If someone disrespects you, do something about it, take actions. Letting it go won’t help anything but make you angry. Do what ever you have to do for people to know that they can’t mess with you. Discrimination is illegal in 2020 and to be honest just darn pathetic, so report it and help the next generation getting into the industry knowing success is ahead of them.
“Dreams are lovely but they are dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral,pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” -Shonda Rhimes