NAWIC Observes Women in Construction Week March 4-10
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) (www.nawicomaha.com) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 4-10, 2018.
The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.
NAWIC’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. “While there are more than one million women employed in the construction industry, women only comprise approximately ten percent of the construction workforce,” says Connie Leipard, the immediate past-president of NAWIC. “These women, whether they are administrative specialists, general contractors, subcontractors, trades people, or professionals, are vital elements to the construction process.”
The Greater Omaha Chapter has many events planned to celebrate WIC Week, including community service, “Take a Young Woman to Work” day, networking events, distributing career information to local high schools, and a WIC Week Proclamation signing with Governor Pete Ricketts. Details can be found at www.nawicomaha.com. Anyone interested in construction is welcome to attend and participate in all of the events.