• 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


    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

    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 Inaugural Chair of the Young Professional Advisory Committee for the NAWIC National Board.

  • Chapter Leadership



    Jennifer Carlson

    Senior Project Coordinator

    Ryan Companies US, Inc

    Vice President

    Teresa Towle

    Project Coordinator/Office Manager

    Modern Piping, Inc.


    Allison Ballentine

    Director of Finance

    ASDCO Construction Supply


    Katie Murphy

    Project Manager

    Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC)

    Director of Membership

    Sunshine MiItlyng

    Area Service Support Manager, Upper Midwest

    Johnson Controls

    Director of Women In Construction Week

    Janelle Miller

    Contract Administrator

    Peterson Companies, Inc.


    Caitlin Kittle

    Quality Assurance


  • 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

  • 2020-2021 Events

    September 2020

    NAWIC Happy Hour

    September 17, 2020 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

    Twin Spirits, 2931 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

    September 2020

    Member Meeting

    September 22, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Brookview, Golden Valley

    October 2020

    Member Meeting

    October 20, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Brookview, Golden Valley

    October 2020

    Midwest Region 2020 Fall Conference

    October 16, 2020

    Check out the Registration website for more info!

    October 2020

    Women Build Event

    October 23, 2020

    November 2020

    Women Build Event

    November 2, 2020 and November 5, 2020

    November 2020

    Member Meeting

    November 17, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Virtual

    December 2020

    Scholarship Fundraiser

    This year we are hosting a completely virtual auction which will be open for bids from 6:00 am December 4th - 12:00 pm December 5th, 2020. All proceeds are donated to local colleges and awarded to women committed to the construction industry. Bid on items here http://www.32auctions.com/nawicauction

    January 2021

    Member Meeting

    January 21, 2020

    Thank you to our Sponsor ASDCO!

    February 2021

    Member Meeting




    Women In Construction Week 2021

    March 7-13, 2021 is Women In Construction Week




    WIC Week is designed to increase the visibility of women working in the construction industry, share our passion and encourage others to join the construction industry.

    March 2021

    Member Meeting


    April 2021

    Spring Forum


    May 2021

    June & July 2021

    No Scheduled Events for summer at this time.

    August 2021

    NAWIC National Annual Meeting and Education Conference



    Have something interesting you would like to share or just want to support your local NAWIC Chapter? You can sponsor one of our upcoming meetings or register to attend below.

  • Get involved by hosting an event! Click the button below for more information!

    Give a general donation in support of WIC WEEK? Please see our store above!

    WIC Week is designed to increase the visibility of women working in the construction industry, share our
    passion and encourage others to join the construction industry.

  • WIC Week 2021 EVENT HOSTS!

    Thank you to the following for hosting events that support Women In Construction. Your commitment helps us all retain and recruit more women to the construction industry.

  • WIC Week 2021 SPONSORS!

    Thank you to the following sponsors for your support of Women In Construction Week!

  • THANK YOU to our 2020 woman build SPONSORS!

    Thank you for your dedication to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry by supporting our Women Build event with Habitat for Humanity. Your continued support helps us build the future of the industry!


    Thank you to the sponsors who Partner with us to support Women In Construction and help us retain and recruit more women into the construction industry.

  • THANK YOU to our 2019 holiday SPONSORS!

    Thank you for your dedication to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry by building educations through our annual scholarship event. Your continued support is appreciated! Thank you to those that provided individual sponsorship and silent auction donations as well!

  • 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.

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