Women in Construction (WIC) Week will be held Mar. 6–12, 2022. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) founded WIC Week in 1998 to “raise awareness and celebrate the work of women in the construction industry across the country” while continuing NAWIC’s mission of “strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the industry.”
Construction firms are encouraged to participate in the 24th annual WIC Week to show support for female employees while encouraging the next generation of women to join the industry.
This year’s theme, “Envision Equity”, aims to highlight the many opportunities and roles women have in the construction industry as tradeswomen, project managers, business owners and much more. This is also a time to trace the history of women in construction, the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them.
NAWIC chapters around the country are holding a variety of events to celebrate. NAWIC is also hosting a series of virtual events about diversity, leadership and more. To kick off the week, there was a virtual happy hour on March 4 featuring speakers such as Doreen Bartoldus, NAWIC’s president.
Companies are also encouraged to hold their own events. DMF Lighting, Carson, Calif., is sponsoring the Lelch Audio Video Women in Construction Week “Light Up and Grow Your Network” event, scheduled for March 8. The event will host 60–70 women in the building industry. Those attending will tour the Lelch Lighting Lab and learn more about the company.
A full list of chapter events by region can be found here.