WINCHESTER, Va. — The 24th Annual Women in Construction Week officially kicks off today.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) founded Women in Construction Week in 1998 to further its mission of strengthening and amplifying the success of women in an underrepresented industry.
Each year, Women in Construction Week takes place during the first full week in March. It provides an opportunity “to shine a bright light on the construction industry and women’s very important place in it,” says NAWIC’s Executive Director Crissy Ingram.
“Women represent a broad spectrum of construction roles at Shockey — from project managers and project engineers on our job sites to equally important positions on our business development and office teams,” says Jeff Boehm, president of Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
According to the Bureau of Labor, women make up only 11% of the construction workforce in the United States. However, a recent survey completed by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) indicates that opportunities for women in the construction industry are increasing.
At Shockey, we recognize and value the contributions of our female team members at all these levels:
- Vice President
- Project Managers
- Project Engineers
- Virtual Design & Construction
- Marketing & Business Development
- Human Resources Specialists
- Office Managers
- Administrative Assistants
- Accounting Specialists
As part of Shockey’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strive to attract more women into the industry – especially into leadership roles. If you’d like to learn more about building your future with Shockey, see our Careers page.
Construction careers offer real benefits to men — and women — alike: job security, competitive wages, challenging and rewarding work, and the very real satisfaction of delivering meaningful and important buildings into our communities.