Women in construction (wic) Week

March 7 - 13, 2021

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a visible 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 2021 Schedule

nawic gives back

Please join us in helping support a local organization as part of our WIC Week celebration! We invite attendees to donate to local nonprofit Give Grace Give Hope and their mission to end period poverty for girls and women in our community.

Please consider donating to the cause - https://www.paypal.me/givegracegivehope.

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

WIC Week Kick-Off Dine-Around

Monday, March 8, 2021

5:30 – 6:30 pm

The members of the NAWIC Greater Des Moines Chapter will kick-off WIC Week with a Dine Around Event in Central Iowa! Participating members will be assigned to various locally-owned restaurants across the metro in groups of 3-5 for informal dinners to enjoy good food and great conversation!

Questions => Tania Bowman - taniab@deansnyder.com

girls in construction career discovery day

NAWIC Partners with DMACC Ankeny - WIC Week Spotlight

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Join the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Greater Des Moines Chapter as they discuss the various career opportunities in construction. From design and engineer to estimating; from field to project management; from marketing to accounting; there is something for everyone in the construction industry!​​ Learn more at https://dmacc.edu/careerdiscovery/Pages/careerdiscovery.aspx

Questions –> Melinda Packebush - melinda.packebush@storycon.com

Bringing Your 'A' Game to Work & Home

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 am

Virtual Presentation - Register below for login information

Within each of us, there is great power. Tapping into this power creates a strong ripple effect of positivity in our lives. Yet, especially in this difficult season, so many things zap our personal energy. It often feels like the ratio of energy-out to energy-in is disproportionate.

During this session, Dorene will share a powerful formula for building, attracting and maintaining energy in your life. Learn practical strategies that will help you live intentionally, create positive momentum and maximize your impact on the world around you.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wic-week-special-presentation-bringing-your-a-game-to-work-home-tickets-140889635693

Questions –> Melinda Packebush - melinda.packebush@storycon.com

virtual coffee & conversation

Thursday, March 11, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 am


Virtual Gathering - Register below for login information


Join us for coffee and casual conversation for a fantastic opportunity to get to know other NAWIC members!

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

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wic-week-virtual-coffee-conversation-tickets-141446964679

Questions => Samantha Blettner - samanthab@hrtlnd.us

cooking with alessandra

Thursday, March 11, 2021

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Virtual Class - Register below for login information

Something special happens when people cook together!

Invite your family and friends to join in on the fun and to come together to cook LIVE using Zoom™ instructed by the Des Moines East Village's own Alessandra!

In this interactive cooking experience, participants are encouraged to ask questions while having fun and eating great food.

Don't like cooking? No problem! Join us to watch Alessandra work her craft and to mix and mingle with other participants.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wic-week-special-event-cooking-with-alessandra-tickets-140895657705

Questions => Tania Bowman - taniab@deansnyder.com

Job Site Tour at Warren County Courthouse

Friday, March 12, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am

Indianola, Iowa


The new Warren Country Courthouse will include a 70 bed jail, County Sherriff Department, County Attorney, County Emergency Management/911 Center, a commercial kitchen, 4 Courtrooms, and District Court Administration services. The facility will also have 4 shell spaces for future build out/improvements. The Project replaces the former County Courthouse. The forecasted completion date is March 2022.

All attendees need to wear their own hard hat, safety glasses and boots.


Parking is public parking on the streets and city-owned parking lots. There is also a public parking lot that we can use at the SW corner of East 1st Avenue and South 1st Street.


Please meet at DCI Group’s field office (trailer) on the corner of Howard and West Salem.


This is a NAWIC Greater Des Moines members-only event.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wic-week-job-site-tour-at-warren-county-courthouse-tickets-141460802067

Questions => Janae Brown at janae@dcigroup-us.com.