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Chapter Committees

Participating in chapter committees give members an opportunity to actively shape the chapter's mission, contribute expertise, or develop skills in new areas. Not only can you gain valuable leadership skills and networking opportunities, but you can collaborate with other women in the industry to drive positive change. 

Block Kids

The Block Kids Building Competition is a national building competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry. Members of the Block Kids committee find an elementary school for the competition to be hosted, prepare the required materials, host an assembly prior to the competition in order to teach the students about the competition, and find judges for the day of the competition. The winner of our chapter's Block Kids competition then has the opportunity to win additional prizes on a regional and national level. 

Chapter Meetings

The NAWIC Salt Lake chapter hosts 1-2 chapter meetings per month, typically an evening, business meeting and an educational lunch and learn. The members of this committee are responsible for overseeing and planning the locations, meals, fundraising activities (known as "Ways and Means"), and virtual options for chapter meetings. The chapter meeting committee coordinates with the Professional Development and Education committee to plan meeting topics, speakers, activities, or tours. They engage regularly with the chapter membership to ensure meeting topics are relevant and impactful. 

Design Drafting Competition

The Design Drafting Competition is a contest designed for Senior High School and College level students. The contest provides recognition to students for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings. Entries are evaluated for detail, accuracy and originality of work. Objectives of the contest are to introduce the student to the construction industry in a positive and challenging manner, while fostering a sense of self-worth and building confidence. Members of this committee coordinate with local schools to provide opportunities to their students to participate in the competition. They also plan an awards banquet for participating students, their families, and local industry professionals to showcase the designs of each student and announce the winners. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We recognize the need to create, support and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our members. The goal of our DE&I committee is to foster a place of peace, safety and support; surrounded by openness and inclusivity in which members have space to grow, dream and simply be.

In this spirit, we aim to serve members through the pillars of: Communication, Education, and Recruitment/Retainment. We also aim to be a leader and resource for the construction industry in promoting DE&I initiatives and resources. 

Industry Partnerships

The purpose of our Industry Partners committee is to communicate and build relationships with other local organizations, as well as act as a liaison for universities, tech schools, and colleges. The Industry Partners committee keeps groups up to date on the activities, resources, and scholarships available through our chapter. 

Marketing & PR

The Marketing Committee shall be responsible for conducting (in conjunction with Membership committee), monthly interactive opportunities to share best practices for publicizing NAWIC at all levels – Nationally, Regionally, and Locally. The goal of this committee is to unite NAWIC in a common vision so it can operate in a focused, strategic manner.

The marketing committee also keeps keep the chapter social media pages updated with the latest events and news, while publishing information to raise awareness for NAWIC.


The Membership Committee is one of the most vital committees in our Association. Our Bylaws state, “The Membership Committee shall be responsible for devising ways to increase and maintain membership in the Association”. The Chapter level is most important as it has the most direct personal contact with the members.
The membership committee is focused on recruiting new members, retaining current members, and participating in the growth and development of chapter members.


The Mentorship program serves as a dedicated support system aimed at fostering personal and professional growth for our chapter members. Mentors and mentees meet and interact regularly to help each other navigate career challenges, develop leadership skills, and provide support. The Mentorship committee is tasked with matching mentors and mentees based on their experience and goals. They check in regularly with mentees to provide support, guidance, and best practices. 

Professional Development & Education

The Professional Development and Education (PD&E) committee is responsible for supporting the development of chapter members. Their purpose is to obtain and develop programs and construction related projects in order to educate members about different areas of the construction industry. 
Through meetings, industry relationships, webinars, ect. the PD&E committee will promote professional and personal growth of our members and educate the community about NAWIC .


OSHA and NAWIC work together to provide NAWIC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to ergonomic hazards, sanitation hazards, and issues related to personal protective equipment selection in the industry, with the focus on a subset of construction workers with unique needs.

Committee members will focus on providing educational tools and resources for chapter members.

Special Events

On top of regular monthly membership meetings, our NAWIC chapter often hosts meetings or activities for special events. The first being Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.

Beyond WIC Week, our chapter also hosts special events for our chapter anniversary, heart health month, and the holidays.


The purpose of the Sponsorship Committee is to manage corporate sponsorships for the chapter. The committee assists in designing sponsorship packages, tracking sponsor information, and ensuring that sponsors receive the benefits included in their sponsorship package.


Sponsorship funds are vital to supporting and improving chapter operations, special events, programs like Block Kids and CAD competition, and training and educational resources.


The Technology Committee is responsible for keeping chapter technology, systems, and information up to date. As technology is always changing and improving, the Technology Committee is responsible for managing the chapter website, which includes making improvements as needed and ensuring information listed is current. The committee also makes recommendations on software tools for the chapter, such as payment systems, email hosting, and cloud storage.


The chapter has very little technology hardware to maintain, however the Technology Committee is also responsible for that maintenance and making recommendations for additional hardware as needed.

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