• 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.

  • 2017-2018 Events

    October

    Meet the Board

     

    October 3rd

    Midwest Region Annual Planning Conference

    October 26-27

    Check out the Registration website for more info!

    November

    December

    Holiday Party & Scholarship Fundraiser

    January

    February

    March

    Women In Construction Week

    March 3rd - March 9th

     

    Stay tuned for more details!

    April

    May

    Midwest Region Spring Forum

     

    June

    August

    August

    NAWIC National Annual Meeting and Education Conference

    See the AMEC Webiste for more information.

    September

  • Stay Tuned for our next chapter meeting!

  • Chapter Leadership

    2017-2018

    President

    Tasha Lawrence

    Diversity Coordinator

    Plumbing Fab Shop Foreman

    Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC)

    Treasurer

    Kristia Davern

    Eastcliff Facilities Supervisor

    University of Minnesota Facilities Management

    Secretary

    Joanne Hager

    Mason Tender at John Foley Masonry

    Member of Laborers Local 563 & MN AFL-CI

    Public policy advocate on tradeswomen issues

    Director of Membership

    Jennifer Carlson

    Senior Project Coordinator

    Ryan Companies

    Women In Construction Week Committee Chair

    Janelle Miller

    Contract Administrator

    Peterson Companies

  • 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

    Email
     

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    Member Log-In

  • Thank You 2018 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

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    Wood Sponsor

  • 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.

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Steel Sponsor

    Concrete Sponsor

    Concrete Sponsor

    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!

    Top the Tree Sponsor

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    Personal Sponsor

    Santa's Elves Sponsor

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    Personal Sponsor

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