Monday, July 31, 2017

Sexism 'holding back' up to third of women in construction - CONSTRUCTION NEWS

by Tim Clark 
Originally published: July 28, 2017

Nearly a third of women have said that a fear of sexism has held them back from pursuing senior roles in construction according to a new study by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The study on gender pay gaps and other issues within the construction sector found that 30 per cent of women cited fears of sexism relating to their career choices, with 39 per cent of respondents stating they believed that firms were not doing enough to attract females to the sector.

Nearly half of all respondents, however, believed that the pay gap in the construction sector will fall below the national average to 15 per cent.