The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was founded in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1955. Since its founding, NAWIC has grown to a membership of 6,500 with more than 200 chapters in 47 U.S. States and in three Canadian provinces. In 1996 NAWIC signed an International Affiliation Agreement with NAWIC-Australia. NAWIC’s affiliate “Down Under” already has 11 chapters throughout its borders. In 1998 NAWIC signed an International Affiliation Agreement with New Zealand, and another in 1999 with South African Women in Construction (SAWiC). In its 45 years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades.
The NAWIC IMAGE
With your membership in NAWIC, you will receive a copy of the Association’s bi-monthly magazine, The NAWIC IMAGE. For more than 20 years, The NAWIC IMAGE has served as the national publication for the Association. It has showcased the efforts, causes and issues of its members and the construction industry. Departments featured include Money Matters, Bookshelf, Laws and Legals and Chapter Highlights.
The networking opportunities NAWIC provides are endless. Members take advantage of monthly membership meetings where guest speakers serve to educate attendees about the changing climate in construction. Regional conferences and national conventions give members opportunities to meet and learn from other women in construction. Networking in NAWIC has provided members with new jobs, new careers and life-long friendships.
Regional Conferences/Annual Convention
Each spring the 14 regions of NAWIC hold Forums where members attend seminars and network with other members from their geographic areas. On a larger scale, each fall NAWIC offers one of the best buys in construction through its national convention. Members attend educational seminars, meet inspirational speakers and develop skills through workshops and Council meetings that recharge careers. Conventions are set against the backdrop of exciting locations such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Anaheim. Become a NAWIC member today and join us at our regional and national conferences to network with other women in construction and learn more about the industry.
NAWIC’s commitment to education and skilled training can be seen in a variety of areas. For more than 20 years, the NAWIC Education Foundation has offered creative and educational programs for students from the grade school to high school level. The Foundation sponsors award-winning educational programs including Block-Kids and the CAD/Design/Drafting Competitions.
For more information about membership in NAWIC, visit them online at http://www.nawic.org