The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 5-11, 2017.
“NAWIC has enhanced the success of women in the industry for more than 62 years,” said NAWIC President Connie M. Leipard, CIT, in a press release. “We are proud to highlight contributions of women to the industry during Women in Construction Week,”
WIC Week highlights women as a visible component of the construction industry and works to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and emphasize their growing role in the industry.
The week will be celebrated with a wide variety of activities, including community service projects, jobsite tours, membership drives, children’s activities, hands-on workshops, fundraisers and school programs. Local chapters ask their local, state, and national representatives to issue official WIC Week proclamations.
“Women work in every facet of construction in critically important roles,” Leipard said in the press release. “NAWIC’s goal during WIC week is to raise awareness and visibility of the women in these roles. This increased visibility will promote the recruitment of more women and encourage others to start careers in construction. This will, ultimately, ease the workforce shortage in the industry.”