Members of the nine National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) chapters in the Carolinas are preparing to celebrate National Women in Construction (WIC) Week from March 6 to 13.
“The NAWIC South Atlantic region is so proud to support WIC week,” region director Stephany Connelly recently told GroundBreak Carolinas. “All of our chapters have been hard at work planning multiple events throughout the week, including hard hat tours, panel discussions, supporting local charities, and so much more. It’s a great opportunity for women in construction to join forces and celebrate one another, across the region, and beyond.
“It is our goal to bring awareness to women joining the construction industry and to Envision Equity,” she said.
North Carolina’s NAWIC chapters include:
In addition, there are chapters in Greenville (104), Columbia (118) and Palmetto (385) in South Carolina.
NAWIC traces its roots to the formation of Women in Construction of Fort Worth, TX in 1953. Initially, 16 women came together, knowing they represented a tiny fraction of the construction industry. Following their initial success, the organization gained its national charter in 1955, becoming NAWIC.
The organization today provides members with opportunities for education, networking, professional development, leadership training and public service.