Ii. gender // portland, oregon
In Portland, Ore., we met some hard-working women who have hard-hats to match. Nationwide, gender representation in the construction trade is not even close to parity; women account for just 9 percent of those employed in the industry. However, in Oregon, an interesting anomaly exists; women make up 19 percent of the profession, more than double the national average. We learned what makes these women so unique, the issues they still face, and what they have to say.