The St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is sponsoring three events to celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week, March 3-9, to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction business and the growing role of women in the industry.
Local chapter members will also mark the week by giving back to their communities.
There are three events planned:
- Regional Chapter Brunch – Sunday, March 3, from noon to 3 p.m., at Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro at 14020 W. Hwy. BB, in Rocheport, MO. Spend the afternoon networking and socializing with fellow women in construction. The event, as well as parking, is free. Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own foods and drinks. Hotel accommodations, if needed, are recommended in nearby Columbia, MO.
- St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Jobsite Tour and Happy Hour – Tuesday, March 5, at 201 S. 18th St. in St. Louis. Get a first-hand tour at one of the most unique construction projects underway in St. Louis, then join other women in construction for a happy hour. The tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the jobsite trailer at the aquarium. Personal protective equipment is required to walk the jobsite. Parking is available at the Union Station parking lot near the construction fence and complimentary parking vouchers will be available. Happy hour will be from 5-7 p.m. at Maggie O’Brien's at 2000 Market St. Participants will walk to the restaurant after the tour. IBEW Local 1 contractor Sachs Electric is providing appetizers and there will be a cash bar. RSVP by Feb. 28.
- Woman at Work Panel Discussion and Dinner – Thursday, March 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Castle Contracting at 345 Marshall Ave., Suite 302 in Webster Groves. This free event features networking, dinner and a panel discussion with several local women in the construction industry, including Danyeal Crittenden, a laborer at Castle Contracting; Megan Jones, a project manager at Franklin Mechanical; Anna Leavey, program manager for Choutea Greenway at Great Rivers Greenway; and Sondra Rotty, a project director at Tarlton Corporation.
To attend any of the WIC Week events, RSVP by Feb. 28 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1953, NAWIC is a not-for-profit organization designed to provide support, networking, education and business opportunities for women in the construction industry. For more information on the St. Louis Chapter of NAWIC, visit nawicstl.org.