BCB_Rough Trades by Roberta Staley

Rough Trades - BCBusiness

Female tradespeople will tell you that their male-dominated profession is rife with sexism, bullying and discrimination. But as momentum builds to make the industry more welcoming to women, they could help British Columbia beat its increasingly dire shortage of construction workers.

The construction industry lags “20 to 50 years behind other sectors in gender equality,” says Colman Shepherd as she strides around the HeroWork site, stopping to talk to volunteers, helping build the mentoring network that women in the trades so crucially need.” 

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