This year’s Women in Construction Week (WIC) will be observed March 7-13. The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. Join us as we raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and the growing role of women in the industry.
How will you recognize the women in your company and our industry this year? We have a few ideas to share with you!
- Give a shout out to the women in your company on social media during WIC Week and use #wicweekNH or #wicweekVT.
- I Build NH is leading an effort to curate and share the stories of the women in our industry. Share this short form with the women in your organization and we will share their story on I Build NH’s website and social media channels during WIC week.
- NAWIC has a list of available resources on their website.
- Members of NAWIC may fill out the Best Person for the Job form to be profiled on the national website.
Please reach out to Jennifer Landon, Director of Workforce Development at ABC NH/VT, with questions or for more information, Jennifer@abcnhvt.org, 603-496-2678.
About I Build New Hampshire
I Build NH represents the construction sector of the state through the Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI). I Build NH represents companies involved in heavy construction like municipal water treatment systems and road building, electric and telecommunication infrastructure, civil engineering, heating/ventilation/air conditioning businesses and more.
About the National Association of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originated as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network for women working in a male-dominated field. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and officially became the National Association of Women in Construction.
Today, NAWIC is still based in Fort Worth and has over 115 chapters throughout the United States, including the Granite State Chapter. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. NAWIC continues the vision of its founding members by advocating for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.