Women in Construction Week was founded by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in 1953 as a tool to bring women from around the industry together. The goals of the week stretch across every corner of the construction industry, and include changing the mindset that women are only supposed to fill select jobs. This year, Women in Construction Week fell during the same week as the 2020 EIMA Annual Meeting.

To commemorate the week, EIMA welcomed all the female leaders from every level of membership to the stage to show the diversity the industry welcomes. During additional sessions, attendees were able to view a newly released video from NCCER’s Build Your Future campaign, which featured a young girl being inspired to join the construction industry.

Additionally, coincidentally, the award of EIMA Member of the Year was presented to Sarah Aird-Nichols for her leadership on contractor related issues. Aird-Nichols serves as the contractor representative to the EIMA Board of Directors, the chair to the EIMA Contractor Committee, and has spearheaded several pieces of the initiative to support this growing segment of EIMA’s membership. 

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