Harassment, hostility, a lack of mentors and stereotyped assumptions are among the significant barriers faced by women in construction trades in the United States, according to a recent report.

In its Women in Construction: Still Breaking Ground report, the National Women’s Law Centre (NWLC) examined roadblocks faced by women in building-related trades and has made a number of recommendations to promote equal opportunity within the sector. Drawing on publicly available data and using some of its own calculations, NWLC…