"As material for the construction of our building, I pledge the agility of my hands, the ability of my mind, and the integrity of my heart."
To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
1. Believe in Ourselves
Professional development opportunities build competence and confidence through recognized certification courses, professional seminars and exposure to the latest technology and industry developments. By taking advantage of the benefits through NAWIC, there are opportunities to develop leadership skills and serve as a leader in various capacities.
2. Persevere with the Strength of our Convictions
The value of NAWIC is fostered by the support of women through mentoring, education and career guidance experienced through local chapter involvement. Strength is built through our commitment to make the construction industry a better place to work and to be a resource of job opportunities for women. Involvement in communities through construction industry projects, scholarships and NAWIC Education Foundation certifications strengthens the construction industry.
3. Dare to Move into New Horizons
As a NAWIC Member, you are encouraged and motivated to further your education, develop new skills, address challenges in the industry and strive for career excellence.
Since its founding, NAWIC, an international non-profit organization, has grown to a membership of 5,500 women with more than 160 chapters. In more than 50 years of service to its members, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades. With almost 900,000 women working in construction today, the industry is becoming more accepting of their non-traditional roles.
Over the years, the cause of NAWIC has stayed the same: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry. NAWIC has many education opportunities: For children - to explore and open their minds to the possibilities construction offers as a career choice; For Adults - to further their careers with certification courses. For more than 30 years, NEF has offered creative and educational programs for students from grade school to high school and adult certification programs. The Foundation’s award-winning Block-Kids program, Building Design Program and the CAD/Design/Drafting Scholarship Awards competitions introduce students to careers and opportunities in construction. NEF’s adult certification programs include: Certified Construction Associate (CCA), Construction Document Specialist (CDS) and Construction Industry Technician (CIT), which are administered through Clemson University. Since its founding, the NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) and NAWIC chapters nationwide have awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to students pursuing construction-related studies.
NAWIC has developed nationally recognized awards programs to celebrate the achievements of women in the industry, as well as supporters of women in the industry. The national campaign for Women in Construction Week (WIC Week) is held the first full week of March each year and provides opportunities to celebrate women in construction and to educate the public of their cause. The NAWIC Image, the award winning national bi-monthly magazine showcases the efforts, causes and issues of NAWIC members and the construction industry. It has been the voice of today’s woman in construction for more than 35 years. NAWIC provides education, networking, legislative awareness, industry and community involvement, personal growth and development and lasting friendships. NAWIC is the voice of women in construction.