Workplace performance improves with gender balance.
In order to attract and retain female employees in male-dominated industries, there is a critical need to skill women up to confidently and constructively handle the challenges, and allow them to realise their potential.
On a construction project, there is huge advantage for everyone in the team when they understand:
- that females possess equal capacity compared to their male counterparts to achieve impressive results
- that female presence can not only complement but improve the tenor of workplace culture
- that by understanding how to deal appropriately with obvious barriers, discriminatory commentary, and invisible bias, females can positively impact the workforce for the benefit of both genders
- that practical, non-technical skill development (such as Assertiveness Training) can be achieved quickly and used effectively to promote a more balanced, mutually-satisfying work environment
To that end, Construction Advisor’s Building Girlpower webinar series includes a focus on awareness-raising and skill development to build confidence and mastery.
Each session begins with an introductory “education module”, designed to present key information which is then discussed within the group by using real-life experience, and at the same time uses this commentary to develop a range of competencies, including understanding human behaviour, assertiveness, communication, and relationship- building skills.
It is our recommendation that numbers are capped at around 10-12 to allow for the highest level of engagement and skill development.
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