The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Wilmington Cape Fear Chapter #390 was officially installed on July 24, 2021. The Chapter is made up of more than 40 members comprising women builders in the trades, project management, marketing, administration, executive leadership, and many other facets of the construction industry.
“The members of NAWIC Wilmington-Cape Fear want to thank NAWIC Raleigh (Chapter #92) and others who sponsored and supported the charter of our new chapter,” said Gretchen Newcomer, Construction Services Account Manager at Waste Management – and newly installed NAWIC Chapter #390 Vice President.
The new Chapter posted this on its LinkedIn page: “We are very excited to represent the Cape Fear Region as there has been a desire for construction women to make their voices heard within the construction industry and to keep inspiring generations to come. We look forward to raising awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry and as a local chapter we look forward to giving back to our communities!”
Officers and Board Members
The 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Directors are pictured (left to right): Angelique Nichols, Treasurer; Gretchen Newcomer, Vice President,; Abby Stanley, Board member; Deseree Muraglia, President; Anne Ezell, Secretary; Laura Hastings, Board member; Barbie Dorsey, Board member. (Not pictured: Trish Byrd, Corresponding Secretary.
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More about the Chapter
The Wilmington Cape Fear Chapter is 1 of 13 in the South Atlantic Region, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Coastal Georgia. This Chapter (#390) was officially installed on July 24, 2021. With more than 115 chapters across the country, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) offers its members education, support and networking to help advance their careers in construction, build their technical skills, and become leaders. All women working in construction are eligible for membership, including women builders in the trades, project management, marketing, administration, and executive leadership. Women in related industries who work on construction related business, such as finance, legal, and other complementary industries, are welcome as well. Our members include some of the most accomplished women in our profession, many of whom credit NAWIC with helping them advance their careers and grow as individuals and as leaders.