12 min

What if women built the world they want to see? | Emily Pilloton-Lam TED Talks Daily

    • Education

Only four percent of construction workers are female -- that's totally unacceptable, but it's also a huge opportunity both for women and for the trades, says youth educator and builder Emily Pilloton-Lam. She makes the case for putting power (and power tools) into the hands of young women and gender-expansive youth, dreaming of inclusive construction sites and daring to ask: What if women built the world they want to see? (Plus, Pilloton-Lam dazzles with a live demo of her own woodworking skills ... while giving the talk.)

Only four percent of construction workers are female -- that's totally unacceptable, but it's also a huge opportunity both for women and for the trades, says youth educator and builder Emily Pilloton-Lam. She makes the case for putting power (and power tools) into the hands of young women and gender-expansive youth, dreaming of inclusive construction sites and daring to ask: What if women built the world they want to see? (Plus, Pilloton-Lam dazzles with a live demo of her own woodworking skills ... while giving the talk.)

12 min

Top Podcasts In Education

Bertrands Univers & Podplay
Anja Hammerseng-Edin
Anniken Binz
Psykolog Sondre Risholm Liverød
med Bjørg Thorhallsdottir
Moderne Media

More by TED Talks

TED
TED
TED
TED and PRX
TED
TED