May 19, 2015
"Their world is talking about sports and getting through the day in construction, and they're outside all day. And so they're looking at all the eye candy...and you realize every woman that walks by is being observed and objectified." - Renee Mercado
What could be more male than a construction site? Only 9 percent of US jobs in the industry belong to women, and even fewer involve manual labor. So what drove Renee Mercado to spend her days outdoors, managing a crew of curious and sometimes suspicious guys?
In this show we talk about what drew her to this work, the sexist comments she hears on a regular basis, and how she feels she's making a difference in a man's world.