Project Title: APEC Women Builders Creating Inclusive Future
Co-Sponsoring Economies: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Viet Nam
The project will address an APEC priority: “Women, SMEs and Inclusive Growth”. A survey, a workshop, and a self-funded seminar will identify hindrances and how best to empower women in the building sector.
- To identify the obstacles of women entering the building sector and its decision-making level;
- To raise awareness on how to create an enabling environment for public and private sectors across the APECregion;
- To show best practices, implement a workshop, and a seminar as well as provide policy recommendations thatshowcase women’s participation in non-traditional areas to shrink the gender pay gap; and
- To empower women’s talent to connect people and build inclusive growth within the APEC region.
1. Women Builders Creating Inclusive Future Principles
2. Collection of Best Practices
Practice from Australia
Practice from New Zealand
Practice from the United States
Practice from Japan
Practice from Malaysia
Practice from the Philippines
Practice from Bio architecture Formosana_Taiwan
Practice from Women in Architecture, Taiwan
The overall outcomes would be a guide for economies to develop further research or gender inclusive policies for women entering into the building sector, as well as meeting the needs inthe labor force market.
1. Increasing awareness of economic impacts of the shortage of genuine gender diversity in the building sector: The policy makers will be encourage to take measure on meeting women’s need for increasing and retainingwomen in the building sector.
2. Identifying the barriers to reduce the gender pay gap and increase the proportion of women in the buildingsector: These best practices will be a guide for economies to develop further research or gender inclusive policies forwomen entering into the building sector, as well as meeting the needs in the labor force market.
3. Broadening beneficiaries’ knowledge on how to create an enabling environment for women builders and how to close the gender gap through decisive actions to deliver the diversity and innovation the building sector needs.