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WIC Week


The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) 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 local chapters to give back to their communities.

Portland Chapter Events:

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Monday, March 4

8:55 am Lincoln High School Career Panel 1

10:00 am Lincoln High School Career Panel 2

11:00 am Skanska Mac-Marshall School Jobsite Tour

4:00 pm Emerging Professionals Speed Mentoring Event

Tuesday, March 5

11:30 am United Rentals Lunch N Learn “What Does Fluid Solutions Offer?”

4:00 pm Swinerton Builders Genentech TI Jobsite Tour

Wednesday, March 6

9:00 am Dana Johnson “Red Lipstick Movement”

12:00 pm Skanska Lunch N Learn “BIM 360 Training

2:30 pm R&H Construction Mary’s Woods Retirement Community Jobsite Tour

Thursday, March 7

3:00 pm Mortenson Construction Hyatt Centric Hotel Jobsite Tour

4:30 pm Happy Hour hosted by Mortenson Construction

Friday, March 8

11:00 am Fire Ridge High School Construction Career Panel

2:30 pm O’Neill/Walsh Construction Grand Avenue Apartments Jobsite Tour

4:00 pm Happy Hour Hosted by Walsh Construction @ Altabira

Thursday, March 21

5:30 pm Portland Chapter Membership Meeting: Strong Women Leaders Panel

Dress for Success Donation Drive during the month of March

Dress for Success ( 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 7th 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 21st.

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


We would love to hear from you!

This year we would like to spotlight a few of our members throughout WIC week!! You never know who you’re inspiring next.. :) Please answer one or both of the following questions and send your photo to

1)      What do you enjoy most about being a Woman in Construction??  

2)      What inspires you to belong to NAWIC??

Earlier Event: February 21
February Membership Meeting