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

  • Chapter Leadership

    2017-2018

    President

    Linnea Haler

    Project Engineer

    Knutson Construction

    Vice President

    Tasha Lawrence

    Diversity Coordinator

    Plumbing Fab Shop Foreman

    Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC)

    Treasurer

    Joanne Hager

    One of the founders of MN Tradeswomen

    Member of Laborers Local 563 & MN AFL-CI

    Secretary

    Tyna Meemken

    Project Manager

    Major Mechanica

    Director of Membership

    Kristia Davern

    Eastcliff Facilities Supervisor

    University of Minnesota Facilities Management

    Director of Women In Construction Week

    Janelle Miller

    Contract Administrator

    Peterson Companies

  • 2017-2018 Events

    October

    Viking's Training Facility Site Tour & Meet the Board

    Thank you to MMC for providing this tour!

    October 24th

    October

    Midwest Region Annual Planning Conference

    October 20th in Grand Rapids Iowa

     

    Check out the Midwest Region's website for more info!

    November

    Educational Speaker - learn about Trimble

    November 14th, 5:30pm

    December

    Holiday Party & Scholarship Fundraiser

    December 9th, 11am-1pm

    January

    BLOCK KIDS

    February

    Educational Speaker

    February 26th, 5 pm

    March

    Women In Construction Week

    March 4th - March 10th

     

    Stay tuned for more details!

    April

    Beer & Schmooze Fest - Scholarship Awards & Networking

    May

    Midwest Region Spring Forum

    May 17th

    May

    Site Tour

    May 23rd

    June

    Social Event - WhirlyBall!

    June 14th

    August

    Saints Game Meet Up!

    Early August - meet us at the Saint's Game!

    August

    NAWIC National Annual Meeting and Education Conference

    See the AMEC Webiste for more information.

    September

    Annual Fall Fun! 

    September 15th!

     

    Come make something creative with us!

  • Holiday Party & Silent Auction

    Please join us for brunch, merriment, and a silent auction!

     

    Donations are appreciated and welcomed to help support our annual scholarships for women pursuing construction related education.

     

    Click on the link below to access our sponsorship levels!

  • Thank You 2017 Holiday Party Sponsors!

    Thank you for sponsoring our 2017 Holiday Brunch and Auction!

     

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

     

    Click here to find out how to be a sponsor this year!

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  • 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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  • 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.

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    Wood Sponor

  • 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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