Happy International Women’s Day 2024!


Today, March 8th, IACDS is celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 with our special initiative: Women’s Voices in the drilling and sawing industry.

Throughout the centuries, women had a particular difficulty accessing certain industries. The drilling and sawing industry was no exception. Time and time again, women had to fight just to be present in the work field; and then, to have conditions equal to their male counterparts.

Although the situation has become better in recent years, the struggle is not over. To this day, women are still underrepresented in the construction industry as a whole. When it’s time to share knowledge and experience in the sector, their voices are still often being silenced and ignored; and we are fighting to change that.

Therefore today, more than ever, the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers, IACDS, wants to focus on women’s points of view within the drilling & sawing industry. Our associates took their time to narrate their unique experiences in the sector.

Some of their testimonials:

“I love the challenge because I have something different to do every day.”

– Josephine Becker, Co-founder of KERNBOHRUNG BECKER.

“I have built a company culture of transparency, honesty, and customer focus and we hope to do more and more to help build a better world.”

– Diane Wu, Vice President of AGP

I love being a part of the construction industry; it’s always full of surprises.”

– Kellie Kimball, Vice President of HOLES INCORPORATED

Just today is not enough

However, we don’t want our actions to end today. Therefore, if you are a woman in the drilling and sawing industry, we encourage you to send us a video talking about your experience, which will be featured in a special section from now on: Women’s Voices. Let your voice be heard!

This March 8th, we wish you a Happy International Women’s Day. Today, and every day after that, let’s make the industry a better, more equal and accessible place together!