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

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