WIC Week is NAWIC’s annual week of celebrating Women In Construction. The focus of Women in Construction Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. It is also a time for chapters to give back to their communities.
Our schedule of activities includes 3 construction career panels at local high schools, 6 jobsite tours, a donation drive benefitting Dress for Success, a lunch n learn on sexual harassment, a seminar put on by SDC, “How to Win the Fight: Change Orders & Claims” as well as, a social hour on Friday to network and celebrate. WIC Week will culminate on Thursday, March 15 during our chapter meeting where we will screen Sistah in the Brotherhood with filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone and Dr. Roberta Hunte, as well as, celebrate our chapter award winners!
Most of these events are free and open to the public (the Friday seminar is free to members and $50 for non-members, the chapter meeting is $35 for members and $40 for non-members) so please pass this information along and bring a friend to celebrate WIC Week!
To register for an event, you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org – some of the events have limited space, so please register early – first come, first served.
In addition to this exciting list of activities, we also have posters and pins – so even if you can’t make it to an event, you can still celebrate with us in spirit! If you didn’t pick up a button or posters at our February chapter meeting, email I can let you know where you can pick them up! You might also drive by one of our billboards – so keep your eyes peeled J
Dress for Success Donation Drive during the month of March
Dress for Success (https://oregon.dressforsuccess.org/) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that seeks to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. This is the 6th year we have held this clothing drive!
We will be collecting gently used, nearly-new attire, footwear, accessories at noted WIC Week Events, as well as, the March Chapter Meeting on March 15th.
Any items that are not work appropriate are sold with proceeds funding job development programs. If any members are interested in making monetary contributions, please visit https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E22311&id=31
We hope this schedule of events is inspiring and brings you out to celebrate and encourage Women In Construction!