March 8th is International Women’s Day. It’s a day where we acknowledge the contributions women have made, especially in fields where they weren’t always welcome, and thank those who have helped pave the way. How fitting that it happens to coincide with National Women in Construction Week? In 2014, statistics showed that only 8.9% of the construction workforce was comprised of women.
Karli Meisinger [of Karli’s Corner] has done amazing things as our Project Manager and Estimator. Beyond our walls, she is also President of the local chapter for National Association of Women in Construction. For information about joining, visit NAWIC’s Local Chapter
Eyman’s Karli Meisinger with City of Omaha planning director Jay Davis and the VuSpex presenters at January NAWIC meeting
For the rest of this week, NAWIC will host events for Women in Construction. If this is you, or something you aspire to, this is an excellent opportunity to show up and surround yourself with knowledgeable, inspiring women within the field.
We invite anyone in the local construction industry to bring their friends and family to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday night. Bring the flyer available on our web site, www.nawicomaha.com and they have pledged to donate 10% of receipts back to our organization to support our events throughout the year. This is a fun casual environment with food, drinks, sports, and trivia. NAWIC members will be on hand if you want any information about our organization.
Buffalo Wild Wings – 4287 S 144th St – Bring flyer so 10% of your total will donate to NAWIC
Thursday, March 9th 6:00 PM – Leadership Event featuring Amy Besack
Amy Besack with Legacy Coaching and Consulting will be facilitating a leadership workshop. This session will help you increase your professional awareness to stimulate change. Members and guests are invited to brush up your skills. You will leave with action items to develop and enhance your quality of leadership. There will also be opportunities to network before and after the workshop.
Upstream Brewery – 514 S 11th St – No charge admission, cash bar (limited seating, please RSVP)
Friday, March 10th – WIC Focus on Safety
Show your support of Women In Construction with pink hard hats, pink safety glasses, and WIC Week hard hat stickers. Ordering details available at our website, www.nawicomaha.com
Saturday, March 11th – Register for Spring Forum
Omaha is hosting the NAWIC Midwest Region Forum this year. The theme is “It’s a Zoo Out There – Tame It!” and this 3-day educational conference will be packed with learning and networking opportunities. Register now and take advantage of early registration savings. Full details available on our website, www.nawicomaha.com
All Year – NAWIC Membership
NAWIC is an organization for women working in any facet of the construction industry. We offer education, leadership opportunities, networking, and community service. Membership is an affordable way to support and encourage women in your organization and allows you access to all resources provided through the national organization. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information or if you know of someone who would like to join our association