How Women in Construction are Breaking Barriers

This article originally appeared on By Lizzie Long It’s no secret that construction is one of the most male-dominated professions in the world. And while women are underrepresented in the trades, statistics show that more and more women are joining the construction industry. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research …


NCCER Asks Women: What’s It Like to Work in Construction and What Needs To Change?

In anticipation of Women in Construction Week, the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) conducted interviews with 176 tradeswomen and analyzed 770 responses to a survey directed to women in the industry. The results have been compiled into a white paper, In Her Own Words: Improving Project Outcomes, …


McWhinney Honored by NAIOP for Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

McWhinney, a Colorado-based and national real estate investment, development and management firm, was recently recognized for its focus on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). NAIOP Colorado honored McWhinney’s DEI Committee for its advancement and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The award was made at the 36th Annual …


Claiming a Seat at the Table: Gender Inequality is Not Yet Vintage

By Caitlin Quander, real estate attorney at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Throughout my 15 years as a commercial real estate attorney, I’ve never seen anything quite like the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of quick, effective and necessary change. It’s complicated, and with some exception, the child-rearing challenges from “stay home” policies largely …


Mortenson Creatively Addresses the Labor Crisis and Increasing Diversity in the Workforce

By Elizabeth Erfling, senior project manager, Mortenson The last few years have been bumpy for the construction industry, to put it mildly. Between the supply chain crisis, materials pricing fluctuation and now inflationary headwinds, keeping projects on track has become a major challenge for even the most organized and well-sourced construction firms. The …

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Trailhead Community Awarded $5K Grant from ALTA Good Deeds Foundation

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) Good Deeds Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by ALTA, the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, has awarded $5,000 to Trailhead Community in Littleton. Dora Mobley, closing director of Windmill Title, LLC in Nashville, Tenn., nominated the nonprofit to …

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Polsinelli Adds New Female Shareholder to its Denver Office

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli recently welcomed real estate attorney Hillary E. Ellis to its nationally renowned Real Estate Practice, continuing Polsinelli’s recent efforts to advance women leaders in the Real Estate and Financial Services Department. Ellis joins the firm as a new shareholder in the Denver office, where she’ll …


Mortenson Denver Hosts National Women’s Leadership Event

From May 23-24, Mortenson held its 2022 women’s leadership event to promote intersectional allyship, advocacy, and inclusion across the construction industry. More than 300 Mortenson team members from offices nationwide convened in Denver for a series of events, networking and breakout sessions. Titled “Leading with Confidence,” the conference featured several inspiring …


WIC Week: Harnessing the Full Power of the Workforce

By Maja Rosenquist, senior vice president, Mortenson It’s no secret that women working in construction represent a sliver of the entire U.S. workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 10.9% of the construction industry is made up of women, and only 2.5% of all tradespeople are women. Building a …


Women in Engineering: Keep Going, Keep Showing Off

By Anna Schmidt, marketing/business development manager R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. In an industry becoming more female inclusive, it is imperative that a company’s culture be clear and deliberate to attract and retain talent. As of 2021, women made up only about 10% of the construction industry’s workforce. Specific to engineering, only 17.2% of civil engineers …