Women comprise less than 10 percent of the entire construction workforce, 7 percent in engineering and 2 to 5 percent in the specialty trades such as HVAC technicians (2 percent), plumbers (2.2 percent) and welders (4.6 percent). They are better represented as construction managers (7.4 percent), helpers (9.4 percent) and inspectors (10.2 percent).
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Empowering women in the mechanical industry
Women-based groups offer support, mentoring and networking to lift women up the career ladder.