Perhaps traditionally seen as the industries most unsuited to women, construction and manufacturing conjure up images of noisy building sites and factories, with lots of heavy lifting and heavy machinery. There are stories of the only women on a construction site being given a pink hard hat to wear. But the construction industry is changing for the better, according to the women who work in it.
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3.5% RISE Every 10% increase in gender diversity saw earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rise 3.5% in the UK. Senior-executive teams with greater gender diversity saw some of the highest uplifts in performance.
Source: Why Diversity Matters, McKinsey & Co, 2015