The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC,) the professional association for women in the construction industry, will hold its 24th Annual Women in Construction Week March 6-12 with the theme of “Envision Equity.”
Women make up 10.9 percent of the U.S. construction workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To raise awareness of women in the industry, NAWIC formed Women in Construction (WIC) Week in 1998.
“WIC Week gives chapters nationwide the opportunity to shine a bright light on the construction industry and women’s very important place in it,” said Executive Director Crissy Ingram. “There has long been a culture of construction being only for men. If we can get the women who have worked past that barrier out of the shadows and into the spotlight, they can show other women – no matter the age or background – that there countless opportunities for them in the industry.”
Chapters and companies across the country are putting on a wide variety of events to commemorate the week. To learn more about WIC Week and to find events in your area, click here.
The NAWIC was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry in order to create a support network for women working in a male-dominated field. It gained its national charter in 1955 and there are now more than 115 chapters across the U.S. The organization provides many opportunities to its members, including educational, professional development, scholarships and mentoring. The Association also has numerous formal partnerships around the world to help achieve goals and enhance the success of women in the industry. Easybook Training is proud to be a partner with the NAWIC.
For more information on the NAWIC, visit the Association’s website.