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New children’s book shows girls that women can build houses too.

About a half-dozen young children, around 5 years old, got a taste of the building trades on the front lawn of the Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park, where they assembled a prefabricated bookshelf in the shape of a house.

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Closing the gap for women in male dominant professions.

PHL17 loves the kids! Today we spoke with Mollie Elkman the author of “The House That She Built.” It’s based on a real house that was built by women only 100 women in Utah.

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Proceeds from book support skilled workforce development and diversity and inclusion in the construction industry.

Author and marketing expert Mollie Elkman tells the story behind "The House that SHE Built," her new book with illustrator Georgia Castellano, designed to inspire girls and women to consider roles in the housing and construction industry. The book is based on the real-world team of women from around the country who came together to build a one-of-a-kind home in Utah – The House That SHE Built.

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'The House That She Built': How a Children's Book Is Paving the Way for More Women in Construction.

There aren’t enough women in construction. Mollie Elkman wants to change that.

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Canadian Floor Covering Magazine:

Early Education Key to Expanding Skilled Labour Pool.

A new book aims to help bridge the gap of the skilled labour shortage by educating and exposing children, particularly young girls, to construction-related careers and elevating women in the industry.

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Tile Letter Magazine:

New children’s book elevates women in the construction trades.

Only 3% of the onsite workforce in the housing industry is women, although 90% of women make the home-buying decisions.

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Mutually Inclusive Books:

Author Spotlight: Mollie Elkman

On Today’s Author Spotlight we are chatting with Mollie Elkman about her debut, The House That She Built – an empowering picture book that educates young readers about the people and skills that go into building a home.

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NAHB Chairman's Letter: A Toolkit to Combat the Labor Shortage.

Our industry, which has been an economic bright spot for the broader economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, can show young people that residential construction offers well-paying jobs and satisfying careers.

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South Philly Review:

Building birdhouses together.

Author Mollie Elkman, who wrote the book “The House That She Built,” led a hands-on inspirational program on Friday, showing young girls their potential in careers in construction.

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A Hands-On Lesson in Construction.

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Can we build it? Yes we can — a message from women in construction to young girls.

Women make up less than 3% of all the people in construction, but a book and a program going into some Philadelphia schools is aiming to change that. The intention is to teach girls and boys that women can tackle any job they want to.




The National Launch of The House That She Built.

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