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January 30, 2024
Association News
Crissy began working at NAWIC in 2012 as an administrative assistant and then moved to bookkeeper before she was promoted to executive director in 2019. Her day to day gets busy as she is responsible for directing and administering all programs, operations, and policies, oversees staff, works with industry partners, and manages the annual budget. Her favorite part about working for NAWIC is how fulfilling it is to work for an association whose mission she truly believes in.
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This leadership conversation will discuss strategies for engaging and collaborating with stakeholders and how a deliberate and thoughtful approach can enhance strategic and project outcomes while developing skills critical to project leadership & success. To register for this webinar, click the link below. 
NAWIC National DEI Committee is resource to NAWIC members, other women in the industry and industry allies to promote and advocate for DEI efforts that will set forth change within our association and our industry. Click "Learn more" for more information on the DE&I pillars.

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How construction VP steamlined manual expense tracking
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KD Construction has been able to eliminate time-consuming EOM reconciliations and automate coding of employee fuel and vehicle expenses against jobs with Coast's smart Visa fuel cards.

Executive VP Sania Khan Salas explains,"we’ve been able to save a lot of time for work that was very manual."

Watch this quick 2-minute video to hear how switching to Coast has made life easier for the team KD Construction.
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Education / Training
I have said this to myself at different points in my career. You may have done the same. A colleague gets a promotion that would have been a perfect fit for you. A co-worker returns from a conference that you wanted to attend. Your manager tells you about a new professional development program that you were not included in. The reactions can include anger, despondency, disappointment and lead to withdrawal and disengagement.
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NEF is solely supported by sponsorships and donations and its Ladder Club of Success offers individuals the opportunity to support NEF with one-time or reoccurring automatic donations. Your financial support educates others through various programs and construction industry education courses. Fundraising is also done by NEF Fundraising Liaisons at a Regional and Chapter level.
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NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
Investing in the right HR technology solutions can automate the most time-consuming tasks. Because tasks are automated, there is little to no room for human error, the work is not only faster but more accurate.  
The 1:1 Huddle: Jobsite Management
Join MindForge for a 30-minute Q&A session on Tuesday, February 6 from 4:30-5 PM ET. MindForge founder Stokes McIntyre will get the dirt from a special guest (to be announced) who serves as a jobsite manager. From dealing with the differences between a project plan and jobsite realities, to the toughest lessons learned, to how they manage their time each day—our guest will share their war stories and their victories.
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Industry Update
Women succeeding in construction, drawn from across the world and the supply chain, will discuss their challenges and their successes in the opening webinar of the Global Construction Summit 2024.

(From Construction Management)
The Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center works to create a talent pipeline for the construction industry, while providing opportunities for upward mobility.

The construction industry has long been characterised as a male-dominated field with women historically under-represented in all aspects of this sector. However, in recent years, significant progress has been made in breaking down gender barriers and increasing the presence of women in construction.

(From Independent Online)