Nominees must demonstrate the courage to act on their vision by gradually breaking down those barriers through policy change, setting precedent and taking risks.
Fort Worth, TEXAS (PRWEB) December 18, 2006
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is accepting nominations for its 13th annual Crystal Vision and Crystal Achievement Awards. The Crystal Vision Awards Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievements in advancing the role of women in the construction industry. Winners will be recognized at the Association's 52nd Annual Meeting and Convention, Sept. 5-8, 2007, in Orlando, Fla. The Crystal Vision Award is presented to a nonmember of NAWIC, and the Crystal Achievement Award presented to a member of the Association.
"This award identifies and honors the men and women who see beyond the invisible barriers that impede the progress of women, especially in nontraditional fields," says Susan Levy, founder of the Crystal Vision Award and past NAWIC national president. "Nominees must demonstrate the courage to act on their vision by gradually breaking down those barriers through policy change, setting precedent and taking risks."
Nominees for the Crystal Vision Awards may represent any of the various construction fields and include contractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, labor organizers, and trade association and government personnel. NAWIC also invites nominees from all employment levels including owners, executives, managers and agency chiefs. The NAWIC Office must receive the nominations on or before Feb. 28, 2007.
All nominees must meet at least three or more of the following criteria:
1. Be in a position of authority to influence and/or make decisions beneficial to women in the construction industry.
2. Empower women in construction through company policy, legislation or organizational structure.
3. Actively promote the inclusion and/or advancement of women in construction.
4. Demonstrate leadership on behalf of women in construction.
5. Break barriers with a "first" for women in construction.
6. Act as a role model and/or mentor for women.
A panel of industry experts will select winners based on the awards' criteria. Winners receive a complementary trip to Orlando, Fla., to accept their awards during the Crystal Vision Awards Gala held in their honor. Video portraits will also highlight the achievements of the two winners and their contributions to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. An online copy of the application is available at http://www.nawic.org > About NAWIC > Industry Awards. Applications should be sent upon completion to: NAWIC, Attn: Crystal Vision Awards, 327 S. Adams St., Fort Worth, TX 76104-1002.
Companies and organizations can support the importance of recognizing excellence in the construction industry by sponsoring the 2007 Annual Meeting and Convention. To learn more about becoming a Convention or Annual sponsor, please contact the NAWIC Office for more details, or visit http://www.nawic.org > Marketing Corner > Media Kit.
Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955, NAWIC is an international Association serving approximately 5,500 members in nearly 200 chapters across the United States. NAWIC also has international affiliates in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. For more information, please contact Marketing Communications Director Kara Roberson at (817) 877-5551.
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