Sunday, February 28, 2021

Women in Construction Week

Robin Langcamp, current Secretary (also a past-president) of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Eugene Chapter #77, brought this year’s Women in Construction Week to my attention. Taking place March 7 through 13, the week will highlight the significant role of women in all aspects of the construction industry. Women in Construction Week also provides an occasion for the thousands of NAWIC members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women and to emphasize the growing role of women in the construction field. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. 

NAWIC’s 117 chapters provide their members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more. Founded in 1953, the association advocates for the value and impact of women builders, professionals, and tradeswomen. The not-for-profit organization promotes women's advancement and growth in the construction industry through education, support, and community involvement. 

During Women in Construction Week, all NAWIC chapters are hosting events intended to showcase the rich history of women in what was traditionally a male-dominated industry. The event coincides with Women’s History Month, which allows Women in Construction Week to capitalize on the synergies found in such topics as the history of women’s rights, striking a balance as a working mother, and how to be a mentor to young girls. 

The calendar of events hosted by Eugene Chapter #77 is as follows: 

Monday, March 8th

International Women's Day!

Join the Eugene Chapter over Zoom to learn more about who NAWIC is.

6:00 PM PST - Why NAWIC?

7:00 PM PST - Zoom meet & greet with games and prizes!

Wednesday, March 10th

Attend the Eugene Chapter’ March membership meeting via Zoom

5:30 PM PST - Meet & greet during Happy (1/2) Hour

6:00 PM PST - Monthly meeting program: the Eugene Riverfront redevelopment

Thursday, March 11th

Join the Eugene Chapter and the rest of the NAWIC Pacific Northwest Region for a regional party!

6:00 PM PST - Virtual PNW Party!

Friday, March 12th

Everyone is welcome to join the Eugene Chapter for a social stroll starting at Alton Baker Park.

5:30 PM PST - Socially Distanced Social Walk - Pets Welcome!

The Eugene Chapter has put up billboards to draw attention to this year’s Women in Construction Week. The billboards will be up from now through the end of March. I’m looking forward to seeing them around town when I’m out and about. 

You don’t have to be a NAWIC member to participate but do RSVP to the Eugene Chapter by emailing And if you want to be stylin’ for Women in Construction Week, NAWIC Eugene Chapter #77 has an assortment of NAWIC logo gear, including lightweight hoodie cardigans, sweatshirt cardigans, and masks for purchase.

Make sure to share your Women in Construction Week pictures, NAWIC posts, and stories to social media using the tags #womeninconstruction2021 #wicweek2021 and #nawicwicweek2021!

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