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December 25, 2018
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Do you know of someone looking for more information about joining the industry? Share this article from Unearth. It provides a roadmap to the construction industry, how to get a job, what to expect once you’re there and how to advance in your career. It also features one of our members!
It looks like the word is getting out! Take a minute to read this recent edition of Construction Dive's Top News. There's a great commentary from the editor about WIC Week and Women in Construction, plus there's a linked article that talks all about being a tradeswoman on a large crew. Both are great conversations as we head into the new year and the kick-offs for WIC Week preparations. 

Leadership Book Club Launching in January

In January, the PD&E committee, along with the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, and South Central Regions, will be sponsoring and launching a book club for members to connect and discuss books on leadership.

  • Each book will be discussed over a quarter, one call per month.
  • “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg will be the first book discussed.
    • Even if you’ve read this book before, given the opportunity to discuss it with NAWIC members may offer new or additional insight and perspectives.
  • After “Lean In,” each group will choose the next book to discuss. 

The Leadership Book club is open to all members. If you are interested in participating but not located in the above-listed Regions, contact Anne Pfleger, CIT, NAWIC Vice-President    at For those members in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, and South Central contact your Region’s PD&E chair as listed below.

For participation in discussion of “Lean In,” make contact as listed above by January 10th. Any questions or comments, contact Anne.

“Women need to shift from thinking "I'm not ready to do that" to thinking "I want to do that - and I'll learn by doing it.” 
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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The National Office will be closed Dec. 24, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019 for the holidays to enjoy time with their families and celebrate the season. We wish you such Happy Holidays and we'll see you in 2019!
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