In most industries, the danger of ‘group-think’ is well acknowledged now. International Women’s Day is a day for leaders in the construction industry to turn a corner – change a mindset – and open up to a talent pool that is different to what has been the norm, but offers immense value. With the current skills shortage, it is hard to justify not questioning the norm and asking ourselves ‘why not’?
Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue.
Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, only 8% of Irish construction industry employees are female. In 2019, women at mac made up 20% of #TEAMmac employees, this figure has risen to 24% in 2020 and continues to rise.
In our continued efforts to promote diversity, mac-group are now members of the 30% Club Ireland. This is a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020.Paul McKenna mac-group CEO
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