To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network.
Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became The National Association of Women in Construction.
NAWIC has a diverse membership and more than 140 chapters, with chapters in almost every U.S. state. Since 1996, NAWIC has seen its Core Purpose grow worldwide and has International Affiliation Agreements with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, NAWIC-Australia, NAWIC-New Zealand, NAWIC-United Kingdom, and South African Women in Construction.
In NAWIC's 59 years of service to its members, the Association has advanced the causes of all women in construction, from tradeswomen to business owners.
Chapter membership provides a great opportunity to network, learn from speakers, participate in industry-related programs, and even take the occasional job site tour.
These meetings, along with regional and national conferences, offers members the chance to develop professional contacts and create a strong communication network.