It's Time

It’s Time

It’s time.   After 10 years you’ve decided to go back and get your MBA.   Why, may you ask?   The current job you have does not show room for growth; all your ideas are being used but are being credited to middle level managers and when there is a promotion you are overlooked in this male dominated field because you are female.   You have decided that although you may be the only one with a Bachelor’s degree, getting your MBA would further yourself to not allow the stereotypical behavior that can limit women’s opportunities for advancement.   Rising above your male counterparts means you need to show that you understand what it takes to run an organization.  
Being a female in the construction industry is an easy job to have, but being a “Leader” in the construction industry means you have to work harder than your male counterparts to get the recognition you deserve.   Let us have a look at just how many females there are in construction industry.   The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional occupation for women as one in which less than 25% of those employed in the field are women ("Quick Facts on Nontraditional Occupations for Women” U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau). In Annual Averages of Nontraditional Occupations for Women, the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor statistics say that for every 1,099,000 Construction Managers only 65,000 are female or 3.5%.   For First-line supervisors or managers of production and operating workers for every 739,000 only134, 000 are female or 18.1%. Construction and building inspectors for every 99,000 only 6,000 are female or 6.3% .First-line supervisors/managers or construction trades and extraction workers for every 734,000 only 27,000 or 3.7% are female.   Helpers, construction trades for every 64,000 only 2,000 are female or 3.7% (Nontraditional Occupations for Women, US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau) .The construction industry breeds male dominance, these workers are considered masculine...