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Houzz Pro:

'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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ProBuilder:

NAHB Charman'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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6abc:

A Hands-On Lesson in Construction

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KYW NewsRadio:

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.

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CBS:

The National Launch of The House That She Built

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WHYY:

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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