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.

WIC Week 2022 Schedule

nawic gives back

Help us support local non-profit Give Grace Give Hope and their mission to end period poverty for girls and women in our community. Please consider bringing pads, tampons, liners and/or cash donations to our WIC Week events.

You can also donate via credit card - https://www.paypal.me/givegracegivehope.

Learn more about what they are doing at https://www.givegracegivehope.org/.

leadership hacks for women

Monday, March 7, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (CST)

Virtual Presentation - Register below for login information

Leah Braun of nSight Partners will explain different leadership hacks for those of us that are minorities in our industry. Good leadership starts with leading yourself. In this one-hour presentation, Leah will lead the group through an interactive discussion around what leading yourself means. There are a ton of books and classes on the topic of leadership, but a key theme that can be overlooked is the work we can do on ourselves and for ourselves. Leah will share leadership hacks including a personal mission; the importance of character; a self-care super strategy; and more.

girls in construction Career discovery day

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

8:30 am - 2:15 pm

DMACC Ankeny

Girls in grades 9th-12th will hear women construction professionals discuss their professions and career paths that led them to the positions they hold today. Girls will also tour a local construction site to see the building process firsthand. The day wraps up with a tour of the DMACC labs and program spaces. Click the registration button below for more information.

coffee & conversation

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

7:30 - 8:30 am

Smokey Row Coffee | 1910 Cottage Grove Avenue, Des Moines

Join us for great coffee and excellent conversation with your fellow NAWIC members!

This is a NAWIC Greater Des Moines Members-Only event.


Thursday, March 10, 2022

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Elder Corporation | 5088 East University Avenue, Pleasant Hill

NAWIC Greater Des Moines is hosting a networking event open to anyone in the Central Iowa construction industry, or related industries, in celebration of this year's Women in Construction (WIC) Week. This event is free to attend and open to non-members. Appetizers and beverages will be served.


Friday, March 11, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DMU New Campus Jobsite | 8180 Booneville Road, West Des Moines

Turner Construction will take us on a tour of their exciting DMU Campus project. Following the project tour, lunch will be provided for all attendees.

This is a NAWIC members-only event.

All attendees need full PPE.