Women in Construction Week is celebrated all over the country and internationally. National Women in Construction (WIC) Week 2022 is scheduled for March -13. The National Association of Women in Construction’s nine chapters in the Carolinas belong to NAWIC’S South Atlantic Region – one of eight national regions for the association.
NAWIC South Atlantic Region Director Stephany Connelly noted, “The NAWIC South Atlantic Region is so proud to support WIC Week. All of our chapters have been hard at work planning multiple events throughout the week, including hard hat tours, panel discussions, supporting local charities, and so much more! It’s a great opportunity for women in construction to join forces and celebrate one another, across the region and beyond. It is our goal to bring awareness to women joining the construction industry and to Envision Equity.”
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. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. Community service projects, jobsite tours, membership drives, children’s activities, hands-on workshops, fundraisers and school programs are some of the ways local chapters will observe WIC Week. Local chapters are also appealing to their local, state and national representatives to issue official WIC Week proclamations.
NAWIC Chapters in the Carolinas
Greenville SC #104
Piedmont NC #109
Columbia SC #113
Charlotte NC #121
Asheville NC #154
Greater Greenville NC #335
Palmetto Chapter SC #385
Wilmington-Cape Fear #390
Triangle Chapter of NC #391
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas in 1953. Sixteen women came together, knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, and organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.