• 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

    2019-2020

    President

    Jennifer Carlson

    Senior Project Coordinator

    Ryan Companies US, Inc

    Vice President

    Kari Spiess

    Outside Sales Representative

    Sunbelt Rentals

    Treasurer

    Allison Ballentine

    Director of Finance

    ASDCO Construction Supply

    Secretary

    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.

  • 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!

  • 2019 Holiday Party and Silent Auction

    Join us on December 7th, 2019 from 11AM - 2PM.

     

    Click the download button for more details!

  • Want to be a sponsor for this annual event?

    Click below to find out more!

  • 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!

    Blizzard Sponsor

    Snowfall Sponsor

    Snowflake Sponsor

  • 2019-2020 Events

    October

    Member Meeting - Meet the Board!

    October 22, 2019

    Midwest Region 2019 Fall Conference

    October 24-26

    Check out the Registration website for more info!

    November

    Member Meeting

    November 19, 2019

    Rachel to present on Non-Profit Events!

    December

    Holiday Party & Scholarship Fundraiser

    December 7, 2019 - Holiday Party and Silent Auction at Urban Eatery in Minneapolis

    January

    Member Meeting

    January 21, 2020

    February

    Member Meeting

    February 18, 2020

    March

    Women In Construction Week 2020

    March 1 - 7, 2020 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

    Member Meeting

    March 17, 2020

    April

    Spring Forum

    April 16-19, 2020 - Wichita, KS

    May

    June & July

    No Scheduled Events for summer at this time.

    August

    NAWIC National Annual Meeting and Education Conference

    August 12-15, 2020 - Huston, TX

    See the AMEC Webiste for more information.

    September

    NETWORKING AND SPEED MENTORING EVENT

    Join us on Friday September 6th, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:30 am as APi Group Women in Construction and NAWIC Chapter 164 Mpls/St. Paul host a networking and speed mentoring event for women in the construction industry and trades. Meet senior leaders from APi Group, Ryan Companies, McGough, Parson's Electric, Kraus Anderson, Hunt Electric, and more as they share their advice and leadership stories.

     

    To find out more or to register please follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-construction-networking-and-speed-mentoring-event-tickets-65040810816?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

     

  • Thank You 2019 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

    Concrete Sponsor

    Concrete

    Sponsor

  • 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.

    All events are FREE but space is limited so get your tickets early! Register at
    www.eventbrite.com by clicking button below and Search words "MN WIC WEEK 2020"

  • WIC Week 2020 EVENT SPONSORS!

    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.

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