It’s ‎Women in Construction Week‬! Women have come a long way in proving themselves equal—and even superior—to men in a number of professions historically reserved for men. Today, you’ll see female leaders in the corporate, financial, medical, science, and technology arenas. But construction is one industry where it still seems to be shocking to see a woman excel. For some reason, for most people, the ideas of a woman donning the hard hat, swinging the sledge hammer, or solving that delicate yet dangerous wiring situation fall in the “don’t be absurd” category. Read WHYY’s NEWSWORKS to see how Linda, Alison, Catherine and Sabrina from JEVS’ Orleans Technical College are doing nails for a living, with a hammer! (And, so much more!)

Read our other Women in Trades story in the Northeast Times.

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