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Federal funds dedicated to gender equity in construction headed to Illinois

Workers adjust a mold on a new apartment building, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Marta Lavandier/AP

Federal funds dedicated to gender equity in construction headed to Illinois

Workers adjust a mold on a new apartment building, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Marta Lavandier/AP

Federal funds dedicated to gender equity in construction headed to Illinois

Women currently make up four percent of the construction workforce nationwide.

Workers adjust a mold on a new apartment building, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Marta Lavandier/AP

   

Federal dollars from President Biden’s signature infrastructure package are headed to Illinois to promote more women in construction.

Reset talks with two women in the industry to learn about what it’ll take to make the male-dominated field more inclusive.

GUESTS: Jaemie Neely, executive director, Federation of Women Contractors

Kendra Dinkins, president & CEO, Taylor Electric Company

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