Women in construction (wic) Week

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. Please plan to join us in our local celebration of WIC Week!

WIC Week 2023 Schedule

60th anniversary celebration

Monday, March 6, 2023

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

West48 | 1601 48th St #100, West Des Moines

We have a lot to celebrate! NAWIC Greater Des Moines is hosting a networking event open to anyone in the Central Iowa construction industry, or related industries, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Women in Construction (WIC) Week AND our chapter’s 60th Anniversary! This event is free to attend and open to non-members. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Elevate (MBI) | 4100 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines

Special guest speaker Claudia Schabel will help us recognize some myths and beliefs that hinder our ability to build a legacy of inclusivity and growth in the workplace. Organizations across multiple industries started to understand that they need to address these myths and beliefs to effectively attract and retain talent. During the presentation, Claudia will share strategies to help you leverage your seat at the table and help your organization grow. There is no charge to attend, and we invite non-members to join us for this special presentation. A continental breakfast will be provided.

nawic gives back

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The Hall | 111 S 11th St, West Des Moines

Volunteer Shifts:

    • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm - Full Day Lead Tampon Slinger

    • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Session 1 Lead Tampon Slinger

    • 12:00 – 3:30 pm – Session 2 Lead Tampon Slinger

NAWIC Greater Des Moines Members will be volunteering their time as Lead Tampon Slingers for Give Grace Give Hope’s 4th Period Packing Party in Honor of International Women’s Day.


Friday, March 10, 2023

Iowa State Capitol | 1007 E Grand Ave., Des Moines

This is a NAWIC members-only event.

Get a behind the scenes look at the projects going on at the Iowa State Capitol by Neumann Brothers. All attendees need full PPE (hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, and closed-toed shoes). If you cannot provide your own PPE, let us know in advance so we can arrange to provide it for you.