Women in Construction Week Highlights Women’s Role in the Industry

This week is Women in Construction Week (March 6-12), a national celebration of women’s achievements in the construction industry. Organized by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the event is dedicated to raising awareness of the opportunities available for women in construction and emphasizing the growing role of women in the trades. 

“NAWIC’s core purpose is enhancing the success of women in the construction industry, and what better way to continue this purpose but to dedicate our Women in Construction (WIC) Week not only to our members, but to all women working in and for the construction industry and to recognize the contributions women make to the success of projects in all facets of the industry,” said NAWIC President Riki F. Lovejoy.

Lovejoy says the focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and connect them to resources available for developing their leadership skills as well as provide networking and mentoring opportunities at the local, regional and national levels.

NAWIC chapters across the nation 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. To learn more, go to