The leadership challenge lies in “doing the right thing”, not in just doing things right.
In order to consistently do the right thing, and to do so authentically, women in construction want to proactively take control of their destiny. This requires them to create conditions that enable them to be their best. The construction industry is a tough industry with an image problem but one that increasingly recognises success is “all about people.” That being said, claimed values of inclusion are not consistently practiced and “middle aged white guys” continue to hold the power.
Rather than waiting for employers or the “system” to create conditions where they can thrive, women in construction need to draw on their own agency to create change. To do so demands that they invest in their own development – and this is where coaching has a role to play.