WIC Week

Women In Construction (WIC) Week

March 1 - 7, 2020

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.

Women in Construction (WIC) Week 2020 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.

They will be holding a large Period Packing Party in honor of International Women's Day on March 9th, and we will be collecting donations at our WIC Week events.

Please consider bringing pads, tampons, liners and/or cash to donate to the cause.

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

Celebrating women in construction networking event

Monday, March 2, 2020

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Cub Club at Principal Park, One Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

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 and we need the help of our members to please share this invitation with others! Appetizers and beverages will be served.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-women-in-construction-week-networking-event-tickets-90730947707

Questions –> Samantha Blettner, samanthab@hrtlnd.us / (515) 421-3593 (cell)

women and the workplace

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

8:00 - 9:30 am

Baker Group, 1600 SE Corporate Woods Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

Special guest speaker Lisa Munger will explain different communications styles, how to improve your personal style to become more persuasive, and provide insight on how to manage gender challenges in the workplace.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-the-workplace-tickets-93161870663

Questions –> Paige Taylor, ptaylor@mmccontractors.com / (515) 985-7649

WIC Week Project tour - ISU Student innovation center

Thursday, March 5, 2020

9:00 - 10:00 am

ISU Student Center Innovation Center, 606 Bissell Road, Ames, IA 50111

Join us during WIC Week for a NAWIC members-only project tour!

Fellow NAWIC member Amber Battani of JE Dunn Construction will be taking us on a tour of their nearly completed project on the ISU campus.


This project is nearly complete – with the exception of a few electrical components that are still being finished. The new Student Innovation Center is unlike anything else on ISU’s campus with some really neat architectural features for our members to check out.

No PPE is required for this project tour.

Parking can be tricky. Either metered or Memorial Union and walk over.

Meet at the Student Innovation Center entrance on the west side of the building.

This is a NAWIC members-only event.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wic-week-project-tour-isu-student-innovation-center-tickets-95928742451

Questions => Amber Battani - Amber.Battani@jedunn.com

WIC Week job site tour - waldinger Corp.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Waldinger Corporate Office Job Site, 6230 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA

Join us during WIC Week for a NAWIC members-only job site tour!

Fellow NAWIC member Brittany Gronewold of Waldinger Corporation will be taking us on a tour of their new corporate headquarters job site.

All attendees need full PPE (hard hat, safety vest, safety classes and closed-toed shoes). If you cannot provide your own PPE, let Brittany know in advance so she can provide it for you.

The job site tends to be fairly muddy so don’t wear shoes you’re not willing to get mud on. The site is located at 6230 Scout Trail, just north of the intersection of 63rd and Veterans Parkway in Des Moines.

Please park in the parking lot near the Weitz and Waldinger job site trailers.

This is a NAWIC members-only event.

REGISTER - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wic-week-job-site-tour-waldinger-corp-tickets-95864666799

Questions => Contact Brittany Gronewold - Brittany.Gronewold@waldinger.com

girls in construction career discovery day

NAWIC Partners with DMACC Ankeny

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

DMACC Ankeny Campus, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa 50023

This event is open to the first 30 girls that register through DMACC that are in grades 9-12. It is an all-day event. NAWIC Greater Des Moines will be involved with a panel discussion about the various careers we hold in construction and will be helping facilitate various activities. The girls will also be able to learn about the building/construction trades at DMACC. This event is intended to cover all aspects of construction from design and engineering to construction.

Questions –> Paige Taylor, ptaylor@mmccontractors.com / (515) 985-7649