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On Friday, this blogger had the chance to attend a forum at the Builders Association of the Twin Cities about women in the building industry. It was a fascinating topic about an underrepresented group. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up only 10 percent of the industry. Amazing!

So why aren’t there more women in the building industry/construction? Is it because of physical limitations and strength? Is it because women are intimidated? Has the building industry not done a good enough job of educating women about the opportunities available in building? Does the industry, as a whole, not want to be accepting of women in the industry? Or are women just not interested? Why isn’t the building industry considered women-friendly?

What are some things you think can be done to increase the number of women in the industry? And if you are a female builder, what have been some of your challenges? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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