(PRWEB) June 04, 2014
In support of the Houston Chapter of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Rand Group’s Marketing Department assisted in designing and launching their new website.
With Rand Group Manager Laurie Jimenez as President of the Houston Chapter, Rand Group wanted to contribute to the improvement of the organization and volunteered time and resources to help them develop and launch a website that better represented the spirit of the group.
The new website better enables NAWIC to communicate with members, and offers interactive event functionality and registration, an improved newsfeed page, and supports video and extended graphic capabilities.
Following the launch of their new website, NAWIC was presented with the PR & Marketing Outstanding Website Award for 2013-2014 during the NAWIC annual conference.
“Refreshing our website was really exciting for us, and winning the award was icing on the cake. We knew we could do something better, with improved functionality that looked nice, and so we did. I’m proud of the work Rand Group did to assist NAWIC-Houston, and I’m proud to highlight the accomplishment to current and future NAWIC members,” says Laurie Jimenez, Manager, Construction at Rand Group.
To view the new website, visit: http://www.nawic-houston.org/.
NAWIC works toward helping the construction industry remain competitive by encouraging the hiring and training of women, and working toward pay equity and safety for those already in the industry.
Contributing time and resources to support the professional associations their employees participate in is another way Rand Group gives back to their dedicated staff.
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.
Owner Gregory Edwards, a Houston HVAC contractor, encouraged his female employees to attend a meeting for women in the construction industry. The first organized meeting of what was to become the Houston Chapter was held in the home of Florence Harrison. In addition to Florence, Grace Dockal, Patsy Minor, Frances Galvin, Carrie Ann Marquette, Jane Harris, Ouida Rouse and Ann Judice attended this meeting. These eight ladies called their friends, and 44 women signed the charter to establish the Houston chapter on June 21, 1956. Grace Dockal still pays her dues in 2013.
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