As part of Women in Construction Week, Taylor Morrison—the No. 7 company on the 2023 BUILDER 100 list—highlighted its commitment to introducing females to the construction industry.

Since 2019, the home builder has seen a 185% increase in women in construction roles within the company. As of March, women make up 44% of Taylor Morrison’s overall workforce, four times the construction industry average of 11%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The company’s C-suite and board of directors also reflect women in prominent roles with Taylor Morrison: CEO Sheryl Palmer is part of the 10% of women CEOs on the Fortune 500, while the Taylor Morrison board of directors boasts an equal male-to-female ratio.

“While women in construction roles could be seen as unconventional by the industry’s historical standards, we are experiencing a meaningful movement of women choosing a fulfilling career in construction at Taylor Morrison,” Palmer said. “Oftentimes people need to see themselves in key roles before going after something new, and Taylor Morrison is proof that people from all walks of life, experiences, and perspectives can enjoy this rewarding career path.”

In addition to its workforce statistics, Taylor Morrison highlighted the paths to construction for three female employees: division cadence manager Amber Reynolds, superintendent Brittany McConnell, and construction project supervisor Hope MacRonald. Each cited several reasons for their love of the construction industry, from the dynamic atmosphere of the industry to seeing the difference of their work in the community:

  • “The construction is fast-paced and inspiring. I love contributing to construction transformations and delivering beautiful homes with our team. I encourage women entering the construction field to always stand confident, ask questions, and connect with a mentor.” —Reynolds
  • “I like being able to drive by my neighborhood and show my kids what I’ve built. Before I got into construction, I didn’t know any women in the industry. We’re often put into a box, but women are far more capable in construction roles than what people might expect.” —McConnell
  • “I encourage women pursuing a construction career to understand that they deserve a seat at the table, alongside their male counterparts. It’s important for women to remain confident and always take the opportunity to learn and grow.” —MacRonald