Guest author Cindy Cepko, 2016 NAHB Professional Women in Building Chair, MIRM, CGP, CMP, CSP, kicks off the first NAHB Professional Women in Building Week—a time set aside to recognize and honor the role women play in the home building construction industry.
We all have our stories. Stories of how we got started in the construction industry. Stories of why we stay in the construction industry.
As we kick off the inaugural NAHB Professional Women in Building Week, I encourage you to share your stories with young women on the edge of choosing a career path; share them with those who are just entering the construction field or even with those who have been working for some time, but need encouragement to continue. Whatever your story, there is someone out there who will benefit from hearing it.
NAHB Professional Women in Building Week was created to celebrate the many contributions women have made and will continue to make within the ranks of the residential construction industry. NAHB and the Council also set aside this time to focus attention and drive awareness of everything women do to promote, enhance and support other women within the industry. The week offers an opportunity for PWB members across the country to share the value of the council membership as well.
Throughout the week on the NAHBNow blog we’ll focus on five different themes:
Make sure to visit the blog around 3 p.m. ET every day this week for exclusive stories, tips and resources.
Because today is Motivation Monday, kick start your NAHB Professional Women in Building Week by reaching out to a young woman who is just getting started in the industry. She (or they) may be part of the NAHB Student Chapters program, a project manager on a building site, a building designer, or young sales professional. Tell them that you are glad they are a part of the industry and connect them with a role model from whom they can learn. Share resources your HBA, NAHB Professional Women in Building Council, or the NAHB federation has to offer them.
If you are not already a member of the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council or a partner with the council in some way, I encourage you to join our network of volunteers that are inspired to build a legacy for the next generation of female building professionals.
Find more tips for celebrating the week, including sample marketing and advertising materials, news media resources, and more at nahb.org/pwbweek.