Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Around the globe, people are celebrating women and the amazing social, economic, cultural and political achievements they have made and continue to make every day as well as the strong influence and impact they have on the world around us. At C&W Services, we too, celebrate and honor women not only today—but every day.

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The facilities services industry is mostly male dominated, but change is slowly taking place. According to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, 14 percent of engineers are women. While that number is incredibly low, it’s still a large jump from the 1980s, when only 5.8 percent were women. At the CEO level in FM positions, only 3 to 4 percent are women.

Seeing examples of successful women in the facilities services industry could inspire other women to join this changing industry. That’s why we make it a point to highlight the extraordinary women who make our organization great. The following stories are just a few examples of those who inspire us every day. And, on our blog, there are always more to come.

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  • Women in Facilities Services Kerriann and Janette are used to working in male-dominated groups, but they agree that change is slowly on its way.
  • A Commitment to Service Maria, a manager in Canada, has been with C&W Services for 41 years. Her dedication is a hallmark of what our business is about.
  • Service Has a New Name: Colleen Colleen joined the trades 23 years ago and now works for one of New England’s premier Class A office buildings. She loves solving problems every day and fixing things that are out of line, making her the perfect technician.
  • Service Has a New Name: Brandy In one day, Brandy completed 150 work orders. Is this normal? No—most CMMS administrators typically close out 10 to 15 in one day.
  • Service Has a New Name: Wanda Beloved janitor Miss Wanda made such a huge impact on a college freshman, that the student wrote to us to highlight the importance Wanda had on her college career.
  • Service Has a New Name: Dorothy On a day where the client’s employees held a fundraiser for a sick co-worker, Dorothy found the money raised from the event, which had been dropped in the parking lot. Dorothy returned it to its rightful owner without a second thought.

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Thank you.

International Women’s Day is an important day to recognize and celebrate the women who impact our lives and workplaces. Today, in addition to the stories listed above, we cheer on all the women at our firm and in the facilities services industry who are committed to providing safe, healthy, clean, productive, efficient and effective spaces for people to work, shop and learn.