Women in Construction (WIC) Week,which is March 6-11, 2022, focuses on highlighting and strengthening women in the construction industry. It was founded by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to create a support network for women in the construction industry.
This year’s WIC Week theme is “Envision Equity,” which seeks to raise awareness of opportunities for women to enjoy a wide range of roles in the construction industry.
WIC Week also 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.
Furthermore, the National Association of Women in Construction “offers its members education, support and networking to help advance their careers in construction, build their technical skills, and become leaders.”
Ways to Observe Women in Construction Week
- Encourage women to take construction opportunities
There are many opportunities for women in construction today. Visit schools or use social media to spread the message.
- Join an association for women in construction
If you're a woman in construction, join an association of female construction workers and connect to other women in construction.
One such association is Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston’s LOGIC (Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction) committee. The mission of the group is to “represent the interests of women within the construction industry and assist with increasing the quality and availability to women that will promote a positive image to other women within and outside of the industry”.
- Share ideas with your fellow workers
Meet with other women in construction to share ideas and talk about possible innovations.
- Highlight female construction workers in your company
- Take part in local WIC Week events such as the Saturday, March 12
Rebuild Houston Community Service Project at 5618 Flamingo Dr. from 7:00am to 3:00pm.
To learn more about WIC Week or NAWIC events, go to www.nawic-houston.org/2022-wic-week-activities.html.