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President's Message

We have had another great month in NAWIC Nashville. We had a wonderful membership meeting where we learned new ways to look at recruitment from  Adina Chumley of Wilson Works. 

The Civic and PD&E committee put on a excellent Girl Scout and construction event. We had over 30 girls from Troop 6000 who learned about safety, being an electrician, cool tools, paint, and how cement works. Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and helped out this event together. It was well received and we hope to be able to do it again. 

May is mental health awareness month. Construction can be a very demanding industry no matter which sector you work in. Take time this month to step back and evaluate your mental health and how to keep your mental health well. If you have having a hard time and want help you can find resources here or you can reach out to friend, colleague, or me. Please keep your mind healthy and safe the same why you keep your body healthy and safe.   

We have some great events coming up that are bullet pointed below. If you have any questions please reach out and we will do our best to answer those questions. 


  • May 5th Mitch Savoie Hill has agreed to give a interactive presentation on learning the R.O.P.E.S of public speaking. CFMA has agreed to having this as a joint event so that we can all benefit from Mitch's knowledge. This event will be held at Richland Country Club from 5-8 and we will have Mexican food for dinner. Her website can be found here
  • May 10th Microsoft Ability Summit will be happening with a focus to bring together people with disabilities and allies. Several key Microsoft senior leadership will be speaking along with US Senator Tammy Duckworth. You can register for the event here
  • May 24th NAWIC Townhall to meet the National Board candidates. 
  • May 26th we have an after hours networking event with several leaders in the Nashville construction industry. 


  • June 12th will be our membership meeting at Rogers Group. 
  • June 30th is the tentative date for a networking event

Thank you ladies for all you do to build up each other and other women in the construction industry. 

Ashley Spence, MSM, CBT, CIT, CDT


Nashville #16 2021-2022

Questions? Comments? Email me!


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We had a great turnout for our golf social event. If you would like to have a group golf lesson please contact Sara Waggoner at swaggoner@twfrierson.com and she will start a list of interested people.



Nominating- We are continuing to work on the ballot for the upcoming elections. You should be receiving your ballot in the month of May at the address listed in your registration to the NAWIC website. If you need to have your ballot sent to another address contact Kim Willis at kimw@dnickell.com

PD&E- Thank you everyone who donated, came out, participated in, and supported our Girl Scout event! It was a great time and we loved teaching the girls about construction. We hope to do this event again in the future so stay tuned. PD&E will resume meetings next month to continue our plan to educate and support the professional development of the chapter. 

Marketing- Marketing committee is looking for more members to help continue the goals for the years. If you have knowledge or interest in marketing, social media management, and website management, please contact Amy Samson at asamson@messer.com


We don't have any listed birthday for the month of May. If you are celebrating and we don't have it in our records, Happy Birthday!

Florencia Fontela- Mill Creek Residential

Barbara Joslin- BL Companies

Kimberly Payne- WASCO, INC

Abby Weis- Mill Creek Residential 

Erin Weis- Mill Creek Residential


If you would like to become a NAWIC sponsor, please see our sponsor tab or you can contact Ashley Spence

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Upcoming NAWIC National Webinars

May 12, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. CST
Chapter Leadership Training
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May 13, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. CST
Chapter Leadership Training
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May 19, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. CST
Technology Industry Council
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May 24, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. CST
PD&E/DE&I - Equity in the Construction Industry 
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Goodwyn Mills Cawood is looking for a billing representative. They are headquartered in Montgomery, AL, but this position is remote. Please email Becky Harris at becky.harris@gmcnetwork.com if you would like more information. 

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Hello Rachelle,

One newsletter couldn't contain all the great things going on in NAWIC Nashville so I made a part 2  :)   

There are a few things to correct and add from my previous newsletter. 

  • The June meeting will be June 9th, not June 12th, and will be at Rogers Group
  • There is a Tradeswomen Council Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 5th at 1pm central time. The topic of discussion will be Motherhood and Construction Trades. The zoom link is 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6034576573?pwd=cExHYkMrQU9mM2d5dkJma1ZYcFM2dz09 Meeting ID 603 457 6573. The passcode is REBEL. You can also email me a request for the original email and I will forward it along to you. 
  • Annual Conference is around the corner on August 17-20th in Minneapolis, MN. You can register on www.nawic.org . If you have any questions about annual conference you can reach out to Tiffany Wondrow, Andrea Ward, or me and we can tell you our experiences at it.  



CONGRATULATIONS to Traci VanDalsem on being named Vice President of Client Experience !

In her new leadership position, Traci will play a key role in shedding light on how the leadership team will shape the company as it relates to delivering an unparalleled client experience through a comprehensive suite of premier technology solutions for commercial construction contractors of all sizes.

At Spring Forum, NAWIC Nashville took home two awards! The first is the regional safety award to Feyen Zylstra. The second is the WIC Week Overall Participation for Large Chapters! Congratulations to our WIC Week Committee and thank you to all that participated in the excellent WIC week activities.

Thank you,
Ashley Spence,

President 2021-2022

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Nashville, TN 37202
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