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An Invitation to Courageous Leadership

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Dear NAWIC members,

As an organization that spends time at the round table of diversity, participating in the conversation on equity and inclusion for women in a male-dominated industry, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) stands with our brothers and sisters likewise asking for equity and inclusion. 

At NAWIC, we have always been women-focused with a core purpose fixed on strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry. This remains true. What also runs deep in our association is our commitment to inclusion and growth, which means recognizing how vital it is to amplify the voices of women of color in the construction industry. We believe in and hold at the core of our values an admiration and respect for courageous leadership, and our female colleagues of color have been consistent leaders in courage and excellence. Their passion and dedication to the industry is an inspiration, and we stand in solidarity with them and honor them — today and every day. 

In the history of our country, we have seen that change requires a catalyst and bold leadership. In anticipation of the changes needed in our nation and the world at large, we are calling upon our members and our professional community to join us in being catalysts for change through the denouncement of racism, the amplification of the voices and successes of women of color, and the active role we all choose to take in educating ourselves on the actions needed to eliminate racial biases.

You can find NAWIC's Position Statement on Discrimination on the NAWIC website here. Join us as we embrace courageous leadership through the promotion of mutual respect, equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Diane Mike, CBT
National President 2019-2020 


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