Research and Reports


Women in Male-Dominated Industries: A Toolkit of Strategies. Australian Human Rights Commission. 2013.

SALT: Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen

Tradeswomen Australia – Empowering Women in Trades


The Competitive Advantage: A Business Case for Hiring Women in the Skilled Trades and Technical Professions, 2015, The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Trade HERizons, Women’s Network PEI: a project designed to increase the number of women in non-traditional trades and technology occupations on PEI.

Sexual Safety of Women in Construction, ThinkAthena, 2021

A ROADMAP TO SUPPORTING WOMEN IN THE TRADES, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, 2019

The State of Women in Canada, Government of Canada Construction Sector Council, 2010

Rough Trades, BC Business, 2019

Lessons Learned and Best Practices Increasing the Successful Participation Of Women in Apprenticeship & the Skilled Trades © A Research Study. Braundy, 2017

Enhancing the Retention and Advancement of Women in Trades in British Columbia: Final Report, 2017

Women in Alberta’s Energy Transition A review of barriers to participation and leadership. Doiron, Severson-Baker, and Hughes, Pembina Institute, October 2021

Using Balance to Build: Supporting Gender Diversity in Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Trades 1990–2017


Women On The Tools: A research document into women in construction 2022

Under-representation by Gender and Race in Apprenticeships: Research summary, UK, Newton and Williams, Institute for Employment Studies, 2013. The Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Clarke, L., Michielsens, E. and Snijders, S. Misplaced Gender diversity policies and practices in the British construction industry: developing an inclusive and transforming strategy

Women into Construction, an independent not-for-profit organization that promotes gender equality in construction in the UK.

Percentage of women in skilled trades shows little change in a decade, Construction News, 18 March 2022, by Tiya Thomas-Alexander




BWI: Building and Wood Workers International

Women in Trades: Sharing good practices from around the world – She can do the Job, Building and Wood Workers International, 2021

ILO- International Labour Organization

CIOB Special Report on Diversity and Inclusion in Construction 2022

Media reports on the CIOB Diversity and Inclusion Charter


Canterbury New Zealand Rebuild


Institute for Women’s Policy Research


PGTI: The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues: Crushing the barriers to women’s access to good jobs in the union construction trades

NABTU- North America’s Building Trades Unions