The intent and goal of Women in Construction, Inc is to help women in architecture, engineering, construction, the trades, real estate, lawyers, and consultants build skills and develop relationships that will help both their firms and themselves in their continued success. To fulfill the organization's purpose, the group organizes an annual conference dedicated to empowering women in the industry.
In addition to the substantive programs held during the conference, there are opportunities to acquire new skills while networking with industry professionals.
A portion of the proceeds are donated annually to a section 501(c)(3) organization to fund scholarships for women entering the build industry.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to ensure that the industry has young, talented individuals entering the workforce with the necessary educational and practical knowledge.
The Association empowers women to continue to grow and achieve success in the community with a motto of: "By Women, for Women."
The Women in Construction Conference is the Mid-Atlantic region’s premiere forum for educational, professional development and networking for women in the construction industry.
Since 2006, the conference has provided an avenue for younger women to learn from senior executives and industry professionals, and offers networking and mentoring opportunities to all attendees. More than 300 men and women attend the event each year. Representing every discipline, the attendees include general contractors, subcontractors, developers, architects, engineers, as well as representatives from trade associations, nonprofits, construction consulting companies and law firms from across the U.S. and Canada. Over the years, the feedback has been enthusiastic, heartfelt and consistent: The Women in Construction Conference is an incredible experience.
Prominent keynote speakers have included: Tamika Tremaglio, Principal, Forensics & Investigations, Deloitte; Judge Marian Blank Horn, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Paul Choquette lll, President, ACE Mentor program; Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police of the District of Columbia; Deryl McKissack, Founder, President and CEO of McKissack & McKissack; Barbara Bennett, Chief Financial Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency; Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana; Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C.; Linda Rabbitt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rand Construction; and Courtney DeBord, Director of Design & Construction at U.S. GSA.
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