This week is the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Women in Construction Week. The focus of Women in Construction Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and raise awareness for the opportunities available for women as they still remain an underrepresented part of the construction industry. Women make up just 2.6% of construction occupations, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

Uponor is a strong supporter of professionals in the trades. After all, it’s these hardworking people that are installing our PEX plumbing and radiant heating and cooling systems every day on residential and commercial jobsites.

In fact, in order to gain an even deeper appreciation for those in the trades, Uponor women left their cubicles for a day to don hard hats for a Habitat for Humanity Women Build event. The initiative helped to build stronger, safer communities and showed support for women in the construction industry. See images below. 

You, too, can help support women in construction by learning about real stories from real women. Construction DIVE did a six-part series of interviews with women leaders in construction for Women in Construction Week 2017. Read the interviews here.

At Uponor, we support women in the trades — from our company’s own internal women’s network to our three female vice presidents to doing business with smart and creative businesswomen. The more female faces we see on jobsites, in factories and in boardrooms, the more women are drawn to the trades. And that’s something we can all benefit from.