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Women in Numbers: Women in Construction Build Their Own Empires

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Women in construction are renovating the rules surrounding male-dominated industries.

By Monica Godinez, Illustrations by Jessica Wetterer

10.9%

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In 1964, women made up 6.5% of the construction industry—a number that increased to 10.9% in 2020.

13%

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On a national scale, women own 13% of construction firms today.

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91%

Despite the underrepresentation in the industry, women’s earnings equal 91% of the earnings of their male counterparts.

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10%

Overall 10% of women-owned startups are concentrated in construction.

$39,000

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The Austin Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction has awarded up to $39,000 in scholarships to young students pursuing a future career in the construction industry.


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