Article By: Peggy Smedley | President, Specialty Publishing Co
I have been in the workforce for a fair number of years now. And I must confess that at this point in my career I can say without hesitation that a lot has changed in the past couple of decades, particularly when we’re talking about women in the corporate world.
Since I have spent most of my career in the tech space, I can also say without hesitation that I have seen more females in companies today than I did when I was just beginning my career. In fact, anecdotally, when I first started out as a reporter writing about manufacturing, I was often the lone woman in a sea of men. It didn’t bother me at the time and, for the most part, I wasn’t hindered by the fact that I was a woman.
Though, in hindsight, some things were probably more difficult. Things are changing, though. For the almost 20 years that I have been covering construction technology, I see even more hardhats, but I do see a few more women. What’s more, the number of women in the civilian workforce is growing—and it has been for the past 40 years…