FORT WORTH, TEXAS — The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 5 to 11, which helps the association advance its mission to enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
According to a release, the focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a critical 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 U.S. and abroad to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women, adds the release.
“Women work in every facet of construction in critically important roles,” said NAWIC president Connie Leipard in a statement. “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.”
NAWIC chapters will celebrate WIC Week 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 are also appealing to their local, state and national representatives to issue official WIC Week proclamations, adds the release.