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Peer research has been undertaken by women from diverse backgrounds throughout England highlighting the difficulties women face in breaking tradition to enter male dominated occupations. The research also focused on how these barriers can be overcome.
A high percentage of women interviewed expressed interest in the construction industry. This directly contrasts with the 1% of women currently employed in construction occupations according to the Office for National Statistics. The findings of the peer research can be found in the research report I ain’t no Tea Lady which was launched at the SOVA Women into Work: Building Futures conference in Westminster on 1st March 2005.
The opening address was delivered by Meg Munn MP, Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, who stated “Women should have the opportunities to go into whatever job they want and I welcome SOVA's report.”
An executive summary of I ain't no Tea Lady is also available.