A banquet Friday (March 19) will formally conclude this week’s observance of Women in Construction. The dinner, to be held at the Owyhee Plaza, is sponsored by the Boise chapter of the national organization, whose mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
WIC Week (March 7-13) provides a unified time for more than 5,500 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) members to raise awareness of the opportunities the construction industry holds for potential employees and to highlight women as a visible, growing force in the industry.
“Construction presents one of the few growing, well-paying careers in the United States that hires from high-school graduates to Ph.D.s,” says Lisa Losness, Grant Contracts Officer for ITD. “Women can build a career in the construction industry and advance by continuing their education.”
A broad range of activities is used throughout the nation to spread NAWIC members’ passion for working in construction, and to promote construction and the value of women's contributions to the industry. Boise chapter members invite interested individuals to join them for the dinner Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel. The evening will include the “NAWIC Casino Express.” Cost is $20 for preregistration or $25 at the door.
Anyone interested in participating in event should contact Lisa Losness at (208) 334-8103 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955, NAWIC is an international organization that serves more than 5,500 members in approximately 160 chapters in the United States. NAWIC also has affiliates in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom. For more about NAWIC, visit www.nawic.org .