Sir, As recruiters, we have seen a significant improvement in the number of women wishing to enter the industry. But only in certain professions (quantity surveying, engineering).
So maybe Mr O'Rourke has a point when he says 'we will not attract women in significant numbers. . . until site practices, processes and culture radically change'.
Until wider attitudes alter, this looks set to continue.
Melissa Helder, BBT London, London SW1