As a woman owned business in the industry we are always excited to celebrate Women in Construction week. Back in 1998 this week was founded by the National Association of Women in Construction. 2023 marks the 25th year of celebrating Women in Construction Week. In 1953, in a predominantly male industry, sixteen women in construction saw the need to offer women support and networking in the industry. In spite of low WIC numbers they worked to establish what’s now called the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). NAWIC is based in Texas and has grown to 115 chapters throughout the USA in 2023. This year’s WIC Week theme is ‘Many Paths, One Mission’. This celebrates the different journeys women have taken toward the same goal: strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry.
Core Purpose: Strengthen and amplify the success of women in the construction industry.
Mission Statement: The association is committed to championing women to impact the direction of the construction industry. NAWIC provides education, community and advocacy for women.
IN MINNESOTA, WE HAVE 3 CHAPTERS:
Additionally, the association holds an annual National Women in Construction Week. The dates for 2022 are coming up on March 6-12th (the 2nd week in March). Whether you’re apart of the association or not we invite you to take a look at your local chapter for their list of events.
IF YOU’RE IN OUR MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL CHAPTER
The week offers multiple activities each day, from seminars to happy hour and BINGO!
- Fort Snelling Tour | March 6th 11am-1:30 pm
- Pioneers in Skirts | March 6th 3-6pm
- Social Media & Google Basics Workshop | March 7th 7:30-9:30am
- Industry Showcase & Happy Hour | March 7th 3-5:30pm
- Furniture Building for Bridging | March 8th 7:30am-10:30am
- Women Building Success Annual Photo Contest | March 8th 4:30-6:30pm
- Fabcon Precast Breakfast Tour | March 9th 8-10am
- Rosies of the Rails | March 9th 12-3pm
- Finnegans Brew Co. VIP Tour + Networking | March 9th 5-7pm
- Women’s Leadership Panel & Brunch | March 10th 8-10am
- Finding Your Fierce: a Fireside chat with Author Teresa Sande | March 10th 12-1pm
- WIC Week BINGO Drawing | March 11th 12pm (virtual)
- Finance & Commerce, Top Women in Construction | March 11th 5-10pm
WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OR TWO EVENTS!
All events are free to attend and everyone is welcome.
Want to learn more about the history of women in construction?
Check out our History of Women in Construction post here.