The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth. 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 was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. NAWIC has a membership of 5,800 with close to 200 chapters in almost every U.S. state and in Canada.
Since 1996, NAWIC has seen its mission grow internationally, with the signing of International Affiliation agreements with NAWIC-Australia, NAWIC-New Zealand and most recently with South African Women in Construction (SAWiC).
With over 60years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from the skilled trades to business ownership.