National Association of Women In Construction

North Central Region


Core Values:

Belief in Ourselves as Women


We Dare to Move into New Horizons





Core Purpose: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.

Vision: The Association that empowers women to influence the direction of the Construction Industry.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is a not-for-profit organization which originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth were so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction.

Members of the Association are women who are employed in the construction and related industries such as business owners and executives, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, estimators, suppliers, accountants, lawyers, insurance agents, insurance brokers and tradeswomen.

NAWIC has a diverse membership and more than 130 chapters, with chapters in almost every U.S. state. The North Central Region was established during the 1959-1960 NAWIC year and encompasses Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.

Since 1996, NAWIC has seen its Core Purpose grow worldwide and has International Affiliation Agreements with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, NAWIC-Australia, NAWIC-New Zealand, NAWIC-United Kingdom and South African Women in Construction. In NAWIC’s 59 years of service to its membership, the Association has advanced the causes of all women in construction, from tradeswomen to business owners.

Monthly meetings, regional conferences and national conventions provide opportunities to build a strong communication network. This helps develop and broaden valuable business contacts for your firm through your employee.

History of NAWIC