The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 4-10, 2018. NAWIC’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
“The National Association of Women in Construction is committed to enhancing the success of all women in construction – not just those who are NAWIC members,” says Connie Leipard, the immediate past-president of NAWIC. “We accomplish this through educational opportunities, networking, and community/industry service projects. If you are a woman employed in any area of the construction industry, we welcome you to join us!”
The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.
“While there are more than one million women employed in the construction industry, women only comprise approximately ten percent of the construction workforce. These women, whether they are administrative specialists, general contractors, subcontractors, trades people, or professionals, are vital elements to the construction process,” says Leipard. “’Women in Construction Week’ is simply a time set aside to thank those women for all their efforts toward successful construction projects. WIC Week will also bring attention to the industry and encourage others to realize that construction is a viable, profitable career field.”
They have several networking events planned for the week. On Thursday evening, there will be a Construction Association Mixer with other local Construction Associations. They will be doing a construction site tour of the Carolina Panthers Stadium in which several member companies were or are involved.
All week long as part of their commitment to community service and awareness, clothing donations will be accepted for the Charlotte area Dress for Success Campaign and on Wednesday, United Rentals will be hosting a blood drive with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.
For detailed information for any of these events go to their Chapter Events page on their website https://nawiccharlotte.com/chapter-events.