Paving the way for more women on construction sites

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Despite overall advancements in gender equality, many construction sites remain largely male-dominated. No stranger to challenging the status quo, national homebuilder and land developer Taylor Morrison believes women can hold any title and do any job—from chief executive officer, to board director, to construction superintendent.

“We believe the intrinsic differences women bring to the construction side of our business make us not only a stronger organization, but also a better homebuilder,” said Charissa Wagner, Senior Vice President of People Development and Operations. “While no two people are the same, women are often naturally communicative, empathic with our buyers, and possess strong attention to detail—all excellent qualities to find in a construction professional.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationally, women account for 47 percent of total employment yet make up only 9 percent of the construction industry—a number that has remained largely the same for the last quarter of a century.

Taylor Morrison, however, boasts nearly equal male-to-female workforce representation and women touch every single aspect of the business. In recent years, the company has observed more and more women choosing construction roles. Taylor Morrison currently employs 47 women in construction-specific roles across all markets—a 34 percent increase year over year with hopes of continuing to increase these numbers in years to come.

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