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Women in Construction Week (History, Events, and More)

Women in Construction Week (Blog Cover)

Women in Construction Week is an annual celebratory week in March that highlights women in the construction industry by increasing awareness and emphasizing women’s achievements in the industry.

Upcoming Women in Construction Week Events

We project Women in Construction Week to be held on the first week of March, March 4-10, 2024.

History of Women in Construction Week

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) founded the Women in Construction Week in 1998. The group originated in 1953 and has grown to more than 4,000 members and 115 chapters.

Become a NAWIC Member

The NAWIC now has chapters in 47 states, creating an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to become members. Membership benefits include an expanded network of like-minded women, access to skills and leadership training, and ongoing career support.

Ways to Celebrate Women in Construction Week

Women still face various challenges in the male-dominated construction industry. One of the functions of Women in Construction Week is to raise awareness around these issues and present potential solutions in the future.

Here are some ways to celebrate Women in Construction Week:

1) Share Knowledge and Mentorship

Construction companies can benefit from mentorship programs where women are mentors and proteges. Distributing knowledge is one of the best ways to encourage more women to enter the industry. Knowledge sharing can be formal or informal in different cases.

2) Consuel Women in the Industry

The best way to gain awareness of women’s challenges in construction is to speak to them directly. Review external sources like the Hazard Girls podcast if your company does not have candidates for this dialogue. Try expanding your network within the industry.

3) Publish a Blog Post on Your Website

If you operate a construction company or organization with a website, you can publish a blog post promoting Women in Construction Week. You can include original quotes from your employees and share the post on social media platforms like Facebook and Linkedin in 2024.

4) Participate on Social Media With Hashtags

If you’re on Instagram, Facebook, or Linkedin, consider using hashtags in your posts, including #WICWeek, #WICWeek24, #WomenInConstructionWeek, etc. You can find more hashtag ideas by following NAWIC on Instagram.

5) Sponsor Educational Programs

Trade schools and job fairs often provide construction-based curricula to students and job seekers. You can sponsor some of these programs and encourage women to take part. The next step is encouraging women to apply for apprenticeships to learn on the job.

Examples of these programs include:

Final Thoughts

Women in Construction Week is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about women in the industry. You can lend your support by providing mentorship and educational opportunities to women and participating in the week through social media.

Most importantly, you can network with women currently working in the construction industry and create employment opportunities in your own company. Furthermore, you can expand your own knowledge base by listening to topical podcasts and talking with experts throughout the landscape.

Upcoming Industry Events

Upcoming Industry Events

People Participating in a Conference

Construction Events Like Conferences and Expos can Help Create the Connection You Need for Success.

As a member of the Contractor’s Society of America, you have access to our industry calendar to keep you up to date on all construction industry trade shows, conferences, and other events.

Groundbreak 2018  NOVEMBER 13-15, 2018


“With 80+ educational and thought-provoking sessions, the only Innovation Lab in the industry, and huge celebrity keynotes, you can expect three days of career-boosting, business-building fun.”

2018 Hardi Conference  DECEMBER 1-4, 2018

JW Marriott Austin, AUSTIN, TX

Every December, HARDI hosts its Annual Conference, the main event in HVACR distribution. The major 4-day event for HARDI members brings together distributors, manufacturers and other vendors ready to drive their businesses forward. While at conference, attendees have the opportunity to grow their professional networks and expand their industry knowledge from top experts providing relevant and unique perspectives.

IDEAL National Championships  DECEMBER 2 – 3, 2018


See if you have what it takes or just watch the great competition while picking up new styles and techniques from the industry greats.

AHR Expo  January 14-16, 2019

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

“The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology under one roof.”

Upcoming Industry Events

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ASPE Convention and Expo   Sept 28-Oct 3, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center – Atlanta, GA

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers hosts an opportunity to discuss ideas, practices, and new products with industry leaders.

CONSTRUCT    Oct 3-5, 2018

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center – Long Beach, CA

CONSTRUCT offers specialized networking, product introductions, and education sessions that are centered and focused around the commercial construction landscape.

Connect 2018   Oct 10-12, 2018

Albuquerque Convention Center – Albuquerque, NM

This can’t miss event features leaders from all facets of the construction industry, converging to discuss ideas, practices, and products.

Service World Expo   Oct 10-12, 2018

Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV

HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical contractors converge to talk about business management, financial practices, and industry techniques.

Hardi Conference    Dec 1-4, 2018

JW Marriott, Austin – Austin, TX

Join other contractors, distributors, and vendors for this 4-day annual conference. Be a part of the conversation that drives change in the HVAC industry.

IDEAL National Championships  DECEMBER 2 – 3, 2018


See if you have what it takes or just watch the great competition while picking up new styles and techniques from the industry greats.

AHR Expo    Jan 14-16

Georgia World Congress Center- Atlanta, GA

Get a first-hand look at the newest products, materials, and tools to hit the HVAC market and try them out for yourself at this 3-day HVAC expo event.