We’re excited to kick off the 25th Annual Women in Construction Week (WIC Week). This year, the honorary week runs from March 5th through 11th, with informational events starting this week.
The National Association of Women in Construction has done some incredible things for women in construction since its founding in 1955, including WIC Week. What began as a small grassroots effort in the late 90s has grown into an incredible celebration every year. Click here to find a NAWIC chapter near you.
The 2023 WIC Week theme “Many Paths, One Mission” celebrates the many ways women work together to reach the shared goal of strengthening and amplifying the success of women in our industry.
There are many ways to celebrate Women in Construction all week long.
1) Sign up for daily WIC Week Toolboxes
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has created a user-friendly resource kit that’s delivered straight to your inbox every day. All week long, you’ll receive additional information about the day’s theme, educational resources, highlighted events, and more. This is the perfect resource for those who are new to the NAWIC as well as those who are passionate about supporting women in construction. Sign up here.
2) Join WIC Virtual Events
On March 2nd at 4:00 p.m. CT, tradeswomen leaders will share their firsthand experience and advice in a thought-provoking panel. This first virtual event of the 2023 WIC Week is a great opportunity for both women and men to hear from the women who are paving the way for future generations.
WIC Week Kick Off
On March 4th at 5:00 p.m. CT, the NAWIC will officially kick off the 25th Annual Women in Construction Week.
WIC Hot Topic Panel
On March 6th at 1:00 p.m. CT, we’ll hear from some of our industry’s leading women, who will open up about some of the hottest topics facing females in construction today. This lively discussion is sure to spark conversations in construction firms nationwide and create a ripple effect throughout our entire industry.
Establish Balance & Avoid Burnout
On March 9th at 12:30 p.m. CT, Dr. Amelia Reigstad, Ph.D. will lead a real talk about burnout. It’s no secret that our industry is demanding. But did you know that women are disproportionally impacted by burnout as they juggle work, family, and life responsibilities? This virtual call will provide attendees with helpful advice on how to create a healthier work/life balance.
WIC Week Toast & Recap
On March 11th at 5:00 p.m. CT, construction industry members from across the country will gather to reflect on the 2023 Women in Construction Week. This will be a celebratory and informative event that will help us all keep the inertia going for the advancement of all women in construction.
3) Celebrate the women in your workplace.
No matter if you have one woman on your team or 100, we encourage you to dedicate this upcoming week to championing the women working in construction. From a simple “lunch and learn” to full-day educational sessions, you can make an impact on the entire industry. The more you support this mission, the more successful all women in construction will be.