NAWIC History

NAWIC History


Our Approach

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began 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 the support network.  

The original chapter was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction.

NAWIC Core Values/Purpose

          • Core Purpose: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
          • Core Values:
            • Belief in ourselves as women
            • Perseverance
            • We dare to move into new horizons

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Our Story

The NAWIC Northwest Arkansas Chapter held a kickoff meeting in 2017 hosting over 100 women at Stribling Equipment to gauge the interest in starting a chapter. Obviously, there was an interest, so the chapter was born. There were many eager volunteers to lead the chapter in its infancy. The Chapter held their chartering ceremony in July 2018 with over 60 people in attendance. We had nine board members sworn in as the first NAWIC NWA Board of Directors.