THE WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION – WEST COAST CONFERENCE 2024
will be held on:
March 7-8, 2024
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Phoenix, AZ 85226
The Women in Construction – West Coast Conference is designed for women in all fields and positions within the construction industry. It provides a forum for women to network, learn, educate, and share ideas. This is a one-of-a-kind conference on the West Coast providing educational panels, professional development, and networking for women in the construction industry. The conference has been planned by women leaders in the construction industry and is scheduled to be an annual event, changing venue locations each year to various western cities. The format of the conference is a one-day program consisting of panels on relevant topics in addition to female keynote speakers sharing their insights as women in the construction industry.
This conference is designed to promote and advance women in construction. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women working in construction numbered 10.9% of the entire U.S. workforce in 2022. Women in the U.S. earn on average 82.9 percent of what men make. The gender pay gap is significantly smaller in construction occupations, with women earning on average 95.5 percent of what men make.
The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to:
F – Form connections
E – Exchange Ideas
M – Manage obstacles
A – Acquire Knowledge
L – Learn from others
E – Expand your toolbox
The concept of a “Women in Construction Conference” was the brain child of Barbara Werther and Barbara Wagner, and it has developed into a highly successful conference held each year in Washington, D.C. After nine years, that conference continues to grow and demonstrates the interest women have in connecting within the industry.