As Mother’s Day approaches, it is a great time to reflect on the incredible women in the construction industry who balance the demands of their construction careers with the joys and responsibilities of motherhood. For years, construction has been a male-dominated industry that to this day is made up of only about a 10 percent female workforce. However, women are steadily breaking down those barriers and making a name for themselves in the field.
Celebrating a Diversity of Talent and Skills
Gray & Son celebrates the diversity of talent and skills that women bring to the table and we encourage them to explore the many possibilities of a construction career with us. Women work in all departments and divisions across the company from our corporate office to the field.
The Industry is Not Without Challenges, But We’re Here to Overcome Them
While the industry’s culture can sometimes be challenging to women, especially those with children many companies with a goal of construction recruitment are increasingly offering attractive schedules and family-friendly policies to accommodate working mothers.
Encouraging Women Leaders in Construction
We are proud to foster a workplace that encourages women to become leaders in the construction industry and to take advantage of the opportunities available. Our workplace policies include maternity and paternity leave, generous medical benefits, and local family events and discounts, such as free tickets to the Maryland Zoo and Hershey Park, which prioritize the family unit.
When women are given the chance to develop and showcase their talents, the entire industry benefits. As we celebrate Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment to recognize and appreciate the amazing women in construction who are defying stereotypes and making their mark in the industry.
So, to all of the working mothers out there, know that you are an inspiration to us all, and your hard work and dedication are valued and appreciated.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Interested in a Gray & Son Career Where You Can Be a Part of the Team?
Gray & Son careers offer a wide range of job opportunities for women in the construction industry, from plant operators, truck dispatchers, administrators, and more. With competitive wages, great benefits, and a family-oriented culture teeming with growth opportunities, the possibilities of jobs in construction are endless. There’s never been a better time for women to join this exciting and rewarding industry. See what your career with Gray & Son could look like on our Careers page.