SACRAMENTO, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is celebrating Women in Construction Week, March 5-11, 2023. As part of this acknowledgement, the California State Senate also passed a resolution on Thursday recognizing women in construction.
According to a recent report in the Washington Post, women make up 14% of construction workers in the United States. As it does each year, CSLB strives to celebrate these 1.1 million women working in the industry and encourages more women to consider a career in construction.
“As women take on more leadership positions in the construction industry, they are showing future generations of female workers the benefits of a construction career,” said CSLB Registrar David Fogt. “Now more than ever women are considering a career in construction, which is something to celebrate!”
CSLB’s Board is currently led by Chair Mary Teichert, who is the CEO of Teichert Construction. CSLB had a first last year with three women in the top positions of the Board – Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.
CSLB has free resources available to help women become licensed contractors. From free, virtual monthly licensing workshops to free licensing exam study guides — available in both English and Spanish — there are many tools available to those interested in learning more about joining the construction industry.
About CSLB: CSLB operates under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs and licenses and regulates about 285,000 contractors in California.