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President's Pipeline

Hello Rachelle,

It is April and the flowers are blooming. I want to introduce to you, Vice - President - Ashley Spence.  Starting in May, she will be taking over the newsletter so she can get into the swing of things for her upcoming term as President.  Ashley is all about NAWIC.  She has been a member for three years and in that time frame has stepped up whenever needed and leads with integrity.  She works for Feyen Zylstra LLC, where she is a Project Accountant.  She has a Bachelors in Accounting and working on getting her Masters in Project Management.  Ashley is also planning our April 8th networking event so come and say hi and enjoy games, food, and getting to know your NAWIC VP and other Sisters.   

Here are some things coming up!

  • April 8th - Social distanced networking event - just to hang out and chat
  • May 1st - Habitat for Humanity Women Build
  • May 6th - Amber Hurdle will present during an afternoon meeting. Her book will be given to all who register and attend. This will be a hybird event so be on the look out for the event. 

Also, our Region Forum is coming up April 22nd-25th.  Please make plans to join.  They are taking all the safety precautions and have great things planned.  If you have never attended, it is a great way to see what NAWIC is doing outside of our chapter. More details are listed below!

Andrea Ward, President

Nashville #16 2020-2021


Thursday, April 8th, 2021

NAWIC Social at the Park

Thursday, April 8th  4:00 - 6:00 pm

Shelby Park Picnic Shelter - Riverview

Make a pit stop on your way home.  Come join us for networking/hangout time at the park.  We'll have games and great NAWIC women to meet and catch up with. There will be snack foods and we encourage you to bring guests that want to know more about who we are and what we do. We will be following all the CDC guidelines to make this a safe event as well.

Register Now!


March New Members

Rita Dancey

Sherri DeRoos

Valerie Evans

Cheryl Fields

Adriana Garcia

Sharon Hackett

Kristin Hawkins

Ashton Hunt

Susan King

Sam Lynch

Beth Sheldon

Ellyn Jansen

Laurie Guzman

Wendi Donahue



Member Spotlight

Name:  Michelle Fox

Company & your title: Haven Builders, LLC Director of Marketing & Business Development

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Birthday Month/Day:  April 12

What do you love most about the construction industry and how long have you been in it?  As a kid, I started building doll houses and “forts” out of anything I could get my hands on, I migrated into working on stage sets and design. I sold my design build company to move to Nashville in 2003, to be with the man I married in 2004. My favorite part of construction is watching something new be created. I love seeing a idea grow and how all the pieces, parts and people all collaborate to make it happen.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? I love being a nana, hanging with my rescue babies (right now 3 cats and 2 dogs), riding my motorcycle, reading just about anything, volunteering with Veterans causes, homeless issues and anything to do with animals.

How did you hear about NAWIC and why did you join?  I found a link to the website during a search for something totally unrelated and curiosity had me clicking and signing up for a meeting. I attended meetings and events for almost 2 years before I finally joined, I just love the support and comradery of the women that I’ve met.

What advice would you give a new member or prospective member? Join, you’ll meet women who’ll support and inspire you!


Sara Waggoner - 4th

Michelle Fox - 12th

Sandra Wiek - 25th

Beth Beech - 26th

Members we would love to celebrate your Birthdays.

Send us your birthday!

Barbara Gilmore - 3 years

Memory Bagsby - 3 years

Wendy Bradley - 6 years


Spring Wine Sale

Help us reach our goal of a $1000.00 Scholarship!

Date Night Combo - $50

Single Bottles - $15

Two Bottles - $25

We have 12 bottles left!!!

Order Now!



Registration, Hotel & COVID Info



April NAWIC National Webinars

April 5, 6:00 p.m. CST | 7:00 p.m. EST | 5:00 p.m. MST | 4:00 p.m PST

National Leadership Webinar - Being a Director: Events

Register in advance for this meeting here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

April 12, 6:00 p.m. CST | 7:00 p.m. EST | 5:00 p.m. MST | 4:00 p.m PST

National Leadership Webinar - Being a Director: Region Funds and Guidelines

Join Zoom Meeting Here
Meeting ID: 844 6062 2800
Passcode: 105945 

April 13, 11:00 a.m. CST | 12:00 p.m. EST | 10:00 a.m. MST | 9:00 a.m PST

PD&E - Marketing for Construction Professionals

Register Here



3rd Annual NAWIC National Industry Awards

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2021

Winners Notified By: July 6, 2021

Presented at NAWIC Awards Gala: August 13, 2021


·     Residential

·     Commercial

·     Civil / Heavy Highway

·     Institutional


We are introducing a new category this year.

President's Choice - Projects Completed as a Result of the Pandemic.


Submit the application and project photos via email to excellence@nawic.org

no later than June 1, 2021, along with a $295 entry fee per submission.


Your entry becomes the property of the National Association of Women

in Construction. We reserve the right to post your submission and photographs

online or in print form. Materials will not be returned.

Industry Excellence Awards Application


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2020-2021 Marketing Sponsor!


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