National Association of Women in Construction Launches Promotions for Women in Construction Week

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Women in Construction Week focuses on helping to build careers, build lives and build the future for women in construction. NAWIC exists to enhance the success of women in the construction industry and every year dedicates a week in March to do just that.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), http://www.nawic.org, is pleased to announce the launch of its promotions for the ninth annual Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 5-11, 2006. This week focuses on helping to build careers, build lives and build the future for women in construction. NAWIC exists to enhance the success of women in the construction industry and every year dedicates a week in March to do just that.

NAWIC promotes WIC Week nationally to raise awareness of the possibilities the construction industry holds for potential employees. “With the labor shortage the construction industry will soon be facing, we want everyone to see how important the industry is to our futures,” says Kara Roberson, NAWIC’s communications director.

This year’s theme is “NAWIC Builds: Building careers, building lives, building the future.” The theme highlights NAWIC’s brand (“NAWIC Builds ... Education ... Careers ... and Futures”) and the desire to build the lives of all women in the construction industry.

NAWIC has close to 200 chapters across the United States. Last year more than 140 of those chapters participated in WIC Week. NAWIC’s Marketing Director, Cassandra Lopez, says, “I was very pleased with the level of participation in 2005 and hope to see one hundred percent participation from all of our chapters in 2006.” Anyone interested in participating in events with local chapters is welcome to contact the National Office at 1(800)552-3506 for more information.

WIC Week was created to increase the visibility of women who work in the construction industry through programs like Construction Career Days and Block-Kids. Chapters will be celebrating the week with a variety of activities from award banquets and membership drives, to community service activities and hands-on workshops, all designed to promote construction and the value of women’s contributions to the industry. “Through recognizing women’s contributions to the industry during this week we are able to give back to the community,” says Lopez.

About The National Association of Women in Construction

Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955, NAWIC is an international association serving approximately 5,800 members in nearly 200 chapters in the United States. Questions or bio requests can be directed to Marketing Director Cassandra Lopez at (817) 877-5551. NAWIC’s core purpose is “to enhance the success of women in the construction industry.”

Media Contact:

Cassandra Lopez, Marketing Director

The National Association of Women in Construction

327 S. Adams St.

Fort Worth, TX 76104

817-877-5551

http://www.nawic.org

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