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Women in Construction Week Coming March 5-11

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction Week (WIC) March 5-11. This annual event is dedicated to raising awareness of the opportunities for women in the construction industry as well as to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.

"NAWIC has enhanced the success of women in the industry for more than 62 years. We are proud to highlight contributions of women to the industry during Women in Construction Week," said NAWIC President Connie M. Leipard.

The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and encourage local chapters across the country to give back to their communities.

"Women work in every facet of construction in critically important roles," said Leipard. "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 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. Visit www.nawic.org to locate a NAWIC chapter near you.


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