The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originated as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network for women working in a male-dominated field. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and officially became the National Association of Women in Construction.
Today, NAWIC is still based in Fort Worth and has over 115 chapters throughout the United States that provide its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. NAWIC continues the vision of its founding members by advocating for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.
A Message From Our Former Mayor:
It is a great pleasure to join with the National Association of Women in Construction Greater New York and Long Island Chapter 240 in celebrating Women in Construction Week.
New York’s iconic landscape of buildings and infrastructure continues to set new standards for sustainability, resiliency, and innovation, and my administration is committed to building upon our OneNYC plan and ensuring that New York’s infrastructure is smarter and safer for generations to come. Our thriving construction sector is a vital partner in these efforts, and the many women working in this industry have made a tremendous impact with their talent, tenacity, and creativity. An invaluable advocate and powerful voice for women in construction, NAWIC and its vast network of chapters has offered vital support and guidance to members and helped them advance in their careers, providing opportunities for leadership and professional development, continuing education, networking, and public service. I am proud to join with NAWIC in recognizing all of the outstanding women that fuel our city’s progress, and I look forward to the ways in which this organization will continue to forge a brighter, more equitable future for all New Yorkers.
On behalf of the City of New York, I offer my best wishes for a wonderful week and continued success."
Bill de Blasio