NAWIC NER Spring Forum

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of joining women from across Northeastern U.S. in Annapolis, Maryland, to connect and learn with one another at the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) Northeast Spring Forum.

Since the Vermont Chapter was only recently chartered in December 2023, this is the first forum we’ve attended and I was fortunate to enjoy the event with our chapter president, Nicole Benton.

The welcome from all of the women in attendance was truly remarkable. NAWIC was founded to create a supportive community where women in construction can educate, develop, connect and thrive, and the women in this organization embody that mission to the fullest. Our time together was spent hearing from amazing keynote speakers such as Dr. Linda Singh, retired Major General, and NAWIC’s own Jenn Dewees, President of the Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation. We learned more about the barriers that women face in the construction industry and discussed lessons learned and strategies for supporting and advancing the incredible women with whom we work.

On top of all of that, we were able to spend time connecting with one another, making lasting relationships, and allowing space to discuss how, collectively, we can not only make construction a better place for women, but a better place for all genders.