These Women Build Boston And Are Recruiting More to Join Them

"Something is happening where, after decades of no progress, we’re beginning to see an increase in women in construction," said Elizabeth Skidmore, business representative/organizer at the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and co-founder of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues. Women in construction apprentice programs in Massachusetts leaped from 180 in 2012 (4.2% of all active apprentices) to 473 (6.9%) in 2016.