Women in Concrete Alliance seeking nominees for Woman of Distinction Award

The Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) — a networking organization for women in the concrete industry that debuted earlier this year is now accepting entries for entries for the organization’s first Woman of Distinction award.

Kari Moosmann, co-founder of WICA, says the award was created to celebrate women in the industry.

“We are excited to see a woman in the industry honored by her peers,” said Moosmann. “This Award will reinforce that women are a valued resource in the concrete construction industry.”

WICA co-founder Kimberly Kayler noted that the recipient of the award will signify the spirit of the Women in Concrete Alliance.

“WICA was formed to supply information, opportunities and mentoring to women working in the concrete construction industry,” said Kayler. “There are many women that really make a difference for other women in the industry, as well as make this is a better marketplace for us all. This Award gives us a chance to celebrate those heroes.”

To submit a nomination for the Woman of Distinction Award, visit the News/Events page at www.womeninconcrete.org. The deadline for all nominations is Oct. 15, 2010. After the nominations are received, members of the industry will have the opportunity to vote on their choice and the winner will be announced Feb. 1, 2011.

The WICA was started by co-founders Moosmann, former managing editor of Concrete Construction magazine, and Kayler, president of Constructive Communication, Inc. The idea for an ongoing network began with Hanley Wood’s Women in Concrete (WIC) event at World of Concrete.