• Chapter 164 - Minneapolis St Paul

    Our History

    Chapter 164 was founded in 1969.

     

    Our Chapter has awarded scholarships
    since its chartering to qualified young men
    and women studying in the areas of
    construction and construction related
    fields.

     

    Our Chapter has had 4 members who
    served as Directors on the national board;
    Jan Burger, Robbie Zanko, Susan Erickson
    and Patty Erickson. Jan also served as
    National President for 1981-82.

    Our Future

    Our chapter was hit hard by the recession, just like the rest of our industry. We are now rebuilding.

     

    Since we are a small chapter that means there are many opportunities for chapter leadership. There are also many opportunities to highlight your company through our speaker series and site tours.

     

    We continue to award scholarships, as we have since our chartering. We are proud to continue this tradition.

     

    One of our chapter members, Kristia Davern, recently served as the Chair of the Young Professional Advisory Committee for the NAWIC National Board.

  • Chapter Leadership

    2016-2017

    President

    Liz Hardin-Strnad

    Project Assistant -Bottineau Light Rail Expansion
    Rani Engineering

    Vice President

    Joanne Hager

    One of the founders of MN Tradeswomen

    Member of Laborers Local 563 & MN AFL-CIO

    Treasurer

    Tyna Meemken

    Project Manager

    Major Mechanical

    Secretary

    Tasha Lawrence

    Diversity Coordinator

    Plumbing Fab Shop Foreman

    Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC)

    Director of Membership

    Linnea Haler

    Project Engineer

    Knutson Construction

    Director of Women In Construction Week

    Heather Gay

    Construction Management Program Manager

    Dunwoody College of Technology

    Immediate Past President

    Kristia Davern

    Eastcliff Facilities Supervisor

    University of Minnesota Facilities Management

  • 2016-2017 Events

    October

    Midwest Region Fall Conference

    October 14-15 in Independence, MO

    November

    Nov 15th - Chapter Meeting & Meet the Board Event

    6pm at Republic 7 Corners

    December

    Dec 10th - Holiday Party & Scholarship Fundraiser

    11am -3pm at Urban Eatery!

    January

    Jan 19th - Board Meeting

    February

    Feb 13th - Tour of Tate Physics at University of Minnesota

    See our Facebook Page for photos!

    March

    March 5th - 11th - Women In Construction Week

    April

    April 12 -Beer & Schmooze Fest - Scholarship Awards & Networking

    April

    Midwest Region Spring Forum

    May

    Board Meetings

    June

    June 13th - Site Tour of the Veterinary Isolation Building

    5pm at the U of M St Paul Campus

    Thank you Knutson Construction for hosting this tour!

    July

    July 13th - Happy Hour

    5pm-7pm at Urban Eatery

     

    August

    Aug 23rd - Speed Networking

    5:15pm-7pm - LynLake Brewery

    See below for more details!

    August

    Aug 16-19 - NAWIC National Annual Meeting and Education Conference

    This year in Anaheim, CA!

     

    See the AMEC Webiste for more information.

    September

    Sept 15th - Cruise with Color on the St Croix River

    7pm - 10pm

     

    Come join us to paint & sip out on the beautiful St Croix River.

     

    See below for details!

  • Cruise with color!

    Cruise with Color is coming up on September 15th! Don't miss it!

    Come join us for a great night out of cruising & painting!

    This event is for everyone. 

    •  3 hour cruise from Stillwater on the St. Croix
    • 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas, all paint materials and instructions by an outgoing & professional artist.
    • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
    • Cash bar

    $45 to Cruise Only

    $65 to Cruise & Paint

     

    September 15th, 7-10pm

     

    For payment please go to our store!

    This event is prepaid.

    No admission day of cruise.
     

     

  • Sign Up and Pay for Upcoming events

    New for our August Event! You can now sign up & pay in advance for our events. We can also now accept credit cards!

  • Thank You 2017 Beer & Schmooze Fest Sponsors!

    Thank you to the sponsors who allow us to host this networking event and increase our scholarship fund.

     

    Thank you for supporting women in construction and helping us to retain and recruit more women into the construction industry.

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    Wood Sponsor

  • Thank You 2016 Holiday Party Sponsors!

    Thank you for sponsoring our 2016 Holiday Brunch and Auction!

     

    Your sponsorship helps support camaraderie for women in construction and also helps us fund our scholarships!

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    Personal Sponsor

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    Personal Sponsor

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  • Thank You 2016 Beer & Schmooze Fest Sponsors!

    Thank you to the sponsors who allow us to host this networking event and increase our scholarship fund.

     

    Thank you for supporting women in construction and helping us to retain and recruit more women into the construction industry.

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Wood Sponor

  • Thank You 2015 Holiday Party Sponsors!

    Thank you for sponsoring our 2015 Holiday Brunch and Auction! Your sponsorship helps support camaraderie for women in construction and also helps us fund our scholarships!

    Table Sponsor

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    Event Sponsor

  • Thank You 2015 Beer & Schmooze Fest Sponsors!

    Steel Sponsor

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    Concrete Sponsor

    Wood Sponor

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  • Women in Construction Sobering Statistics

    "It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom." ~Dee Hock

    Women only make up 2.6% of Construction Occupations

    Women only make up 9% of the entire Construction Industry.

    Women make up 15.7% of the US Active Army & 13.2% of the Mining Industry.

    Contractors, unions, and the government are failing to recruit, train, and ensure a safe workplace free of harassment for many women. 

    Women in the U.S. earn on average 82.1 percent what men make. The gender pay gap is much narrower in the construction industry. In construction, women earn on average 93.4 percent what men make.

  • Why Should You be a Member?

    NAWIC can help you professionally, personally, and can help us all support women throughout the industry.

    Professional Opportunities

    • Industry speakers

    • Legislative / legal updates

    • Career / job leads

    • Mentoring opportunities

    • Education of youth and support through scholarships

    • Connection with other women in the industry

    • Technical / product information

    • Community outreach projects

    • Liaison with other industry and professional associations

    • Professional Development Training

    Educational Opportunities

    • Leadership development

    • Development of management and public speaking skills

    • Speakers and seminars at national and regional events

    • Access to a national and local resource network

    • Offering exposure to new skills and technology updates

    • Promoting professional certifications, coaching and mentoring

    • Assistance in plotting career path

    Business Opportunities

    • Employee recruitment

    • Marketing / advertising opportunities for your company

    • Access to a national and local resource network

    • Discounts on goods and services

  • We Want You!

  • The Means to Reach Us

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