A New Perspective
by Trey Barrineau
August 31st, 2015

We Know You Work With Great Women — Tell Us About Them!

I’m coming up on nine months here at DWM covering the fenestration industry, and among the many things I’ve observed about the field during that time, this one perhaps stands out most of all:

This business is still dominated by men.

Statistics bear that out. According to the Department of Labor, women only make up about nine percent of the workforce in construction, and about 29 percent of the workforce in manufacturing. It’s a gap that’s not going away anytime soon.

But there’s one small thing we can do to reduce that disparity and get more women involved in the door and window industry — recognize the outstanding female talent that’s already out there.

In the November 2014 issue of DWM, publisher Tara Taffera profiled nine outstanding women doing great work in fenestration. This year, we’re doing it again — and we really need your feedback.

DWM will feature its second annual look at women in the industry in our upcoming November issue.

Nominate those deserving individuals who are driving the industry forward with their skills, innovation and expertise.

Nominations are due Wednesday, Sept. 2. Email ttaffera@glass.com with your nominations. You can e-mail me as well at tbarrineau@glass.com.

Help us recognize the women who are making a difference every day — whether it’s in the sales office, the factory floor or the boardroom. Their contributions matter. Let’s give them the appreciation they deserve.

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