February 21, 2023
We provide a platform, acknowledge the issue, and reward skilled work
International women’s day is fast approaching, but the data is lagging behind. It is no secret that men outnumber women in trades jobs and that women in trades experience gender bias. Industry leaders need to fight against the inequalities that women face, and there is no better time to do it than international women’s day.
True to its name, international women’s day is a celebration of female success and achievement that spans the entire globe. Like a lot of international holidays, this one highlights the fight that came before it. Gender equality is at the heart of the struggle, and it intersects across every kind of interpersonal conflict that you can imagine. Reproductive rights, violence against women, gender discrimination, sexism, the list goes on.
We are most interested in the fight for women at work. The organisers behind International Women’s Day hope to ‘forge inclusive work cultures where women’s careers thrive and their achievements are celebrated.’
Tradeswomen are at the heart of the battle against gender bias at work. 11 of the 20 professions that have the worst male-to-female ratio are within the trades industry, so it is no surprise that tradeswomen face fierce stigma both on and off the job. Across 15 trades, women earn just 72% of the wages received by their male counterparts. Even worse, 1 in 10 women has been rejected from a job because of their gender. Nowhere is it more important to ‘forge inclusive work cultures’ than in the trades industry.
International women’s day is celebrated on the same date every year, the 8th of March. In 2023, that’s the second Wednesday in March.
TaskHer supports female plumbers, female electricians, and female heating engineers in three main ways.
You will only find female plumbers, female engineers, and female electricians on our site. We’re here to level the playing field and increase representation.
TaskHer is a simple, streamlined booking system. We find the most skilled tradeswomen in your area and add them to a pool of professional, polite, and effective tradies. When homeowners use our website, they are supporting the only platform that focuses solely on women.
Representation for tradeswomen is poor, and very few organisations exist for the sole purpose of supporting them. The trade industry is built around problem-solving, so it is easy to forget about wider issues.
Part of the problem is acknowledgement. When industry-leading organisations recognise gender inequality, it gives women a voice. At TaskHer, we will always speak up for women in trade industries.
To support women tradies, we reward skilled work. The tradeswomen that use our platform receive fair wages, which allows them to create flourishing careers. They can take pride in their profession, and know that they are a valued member of a wider community of skilled workers.
Tradeswomen get countless benefits from using our platform.
In the trades sphere, the best way to celebrate international women’s day is to employ tradeswomen. The idea of finding trustworthy, reliable tradespeople can seem daunting, but we’re here to help. Click through our service selector to receive a quote and employ a female plumber, electrician, or engineer.
Tell the world that you support women in trades with a hashtag. Last year, the theme for international women’s day was #Breakthebias, and this year it’s #Embraceequity. The only way to increase the percentage of tradeswomen is to spread the word and make it a local, national, and international issue.
Soon, the idea of women in trades will be commonplace. Until then, start spreading the news.
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