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The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. 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 was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.



Strengthen and amplify the success of women in the construction industry.

  • Women‐focused

  • Courageous leadership

  • Commitment to inclusion and growth

  • Anticipate change

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The association is committed to championing women to impact the direction of the construction industry. NAWIC provides education, community and advocacy for women.



Women’s contributions to the construction industry are recognized and sought 
after. Women’s leadership results in industry growth and success. Women receive 
compensation equal to all within the industry. NAWIC is identified as THE 
resource for female leadership, with members recognized for their expertise and 



As material for the construction of our building

I pledge the agility of my hands
The ability of my mind
and the integrity of my heart.


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