The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 5-11.
“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, works to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the industry and emphasizes their growing role in the construction business.
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.
“Women work in every facet of construction in critically important roles,” Leipard said. “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.”