Being a woman in the construction world can be lonely and frustrating at times, but these associations, blogs, and conferences are dedicated to helping women succeed in the industry. Whether you’re a woman, or know a woman who works in construction, these resources shouldn’t be missed.
Blogs for women in construction
It can be hard to find blogs geared toward women in construction, but these three stand out due to the stories they share.
1. Women in Construction Summit Blog
The Women in Construction Summit will be held in London, England this year, but this blog is an excellent resource regardless of geography. There are several posts about equality in the workplace, and they’ll give you some useful ideas about how to push for more equal treatment in the industry.
2. Women Construction Owners & Executives USA
If you’re looking for the most recent construction industry news as it relates to women, this blog is a great starting point. It primarily details upcoming events and noteworthy accomplishments by women in the industry.
3. Tradeswomen Taskforce
The blog hasn’t been updated since 2017, but the archives are worth a read. The posts chronicle the careers of women in the trades, and are great for when you need a dose of inspiration.
Conferences and associations for women in the construction industry
Conferences are a great place to network, and there are a number of events geared toward women. Joining an association for women in construction is another great way to network, learn more, and advance in your career.
1. 2018 Women Build America Conference
In 2018, this annual conference will run from March 4-6 in Washington, D.C. The Women Construction Owners & Executives (WCOE) organization is responsible for this shouldn’t-be-missed event that focuses on creating business opportunities and impacting legislation. Even if you can’t make the conference, consider becoming a member of WCOE.
2. Professional Women in Construction
The Professional Women in Construction (PWC) organization hosts a number of events throughout the year, including golf outings, technology forums, and more. PWC is a non-profit with a goal of advancing the careers of women and minorities in construction and construction-related industries.
There are several state chapters throughout the U.S. in addition to the association’s national presence, and you can even inquire about starting a chapter in your own area.
3. National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Annual Conference
This year’s NAWIC conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from August 15-18, 2018. Session topics include managing risk to increase margins, safety, sexual harassment in the workplace, time management, the rise of drones in construction, and much more.
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