Women in Construction Week (#2018WICWeek), was founded by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) as a way to highlight women and their growing role in the construction industry. It also provided an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness about the opportunities for women in construction through various social media channels.
In addition to SMACNA National, many SMACNA members are enthusiastically giving a shout-out to the female members of their construction teams during this special week. They use a variety of very creative media, from Facebook to outdoor billboards, to express their gratitude. SMACNA joins them in thanking these smart, talented, and industry pioneers who work for our members. Visit the links below for an impressive tour of the many ways SMACNA contractors show their appreciation.
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TOTAL Mechanical featured their female employees on Facebook, noting “the women of TOTAL Mechanical account for 10% of TOTAL’s workforce, rising above the national average.”
Skanska used Twitter to highlight a female employee each day. See a recent post on Stephanie Imber, Surveyor/Layout Lead, here.
Skanska also noted the women working on their LaGuardia Gateway Partners project team here.
On their blog, McKinstry featured three of their female employees, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Brittany Pfaff, and Laurel Price “who exemplify McKinstry’s deep spirit of community and pour their hearts and hands into helping the company make a meaningful impact in our communities and for our planet.” Read the full post here.
Athena Engineering featured their female CEO, Jannie Chiera, on Twitter.
In Kansas City, MMC Contractors kicked off Women In Construction week by sponsoring a billboard for the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).
A few of their employees also volunteered their time with NAWIC at the Hope House, a domestic violence shelter.
MacDonald-Miller is celebrating on their blog and Twitter with a daily feature on a female employee, starting with Maria Boyer, vice president of estimating, purchasing, and facilities. Read more about her here.
SMACNA Associate Member PlanGrid focused on the need for more women in construction in this blog post, offering “tips on how construction companies can encourage and recruit more female talent.” PlanGrid’s Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer is Tracy Young.
In a blog post, Balfour Beatty recognized several of their female employees.
On Facebook, Limbach highlighted the women who work for them by asking: “What do you envision for women in the industry in the future?”
Using Instagram, Holmberg Mechanical featured their female employees with the #womenofholmberg.
Lastly, SMACNA Associate member Johns Mansville celebrated International Women’s Day by “acknowledging the many great contributions and accomplishments of all women; both inside and outside of our company.”
Want to find out how others are celebrating? Use the hashtags: #2018WICWeek #WomenInConstruction #WICWeek #internationalwomensday