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Mission Statement:

NAWIC RI: Promotes and supports the advancement of women in the construction industry while inspiring the next generation of working women.

Her Story

The National Association of Women in Construction began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas in 1953. It was founded by (16) women to provide support for area women working in the male-dominated field. Recognizing the need for networking and support for women working in the industry beyond Fort Worth, the group amended its charter to incorporate chapters nationwide. In May 1955, Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas received its national charter to officially become The National Association of Women in Construction.


On July 28th, 1961, the No. One Chapter of Rhode Island became the 52nd Chapter of NAWIC, chartering with (40) women.


Members represent all aspects of the construction industry including trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, and insurance fields. Active membership is available to women only, who spend at least 20 hours per week working on construction-related activities and belong to a chapter. Women who do not qualify for active membership may join the association as a nonvoting member.

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