The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held it's 60th Annual Meeting and Education Conference September 2 to 6, 2015, in Nashville, TN. In attendance from the NAWIC Baltimore Chapter were Outgoing Chapter President and National Professional Development and Education (PDE) Committee Co-Chair, Jennifer Sproul of J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Incoming Chapter President, Corey McGrath of Grunley Construction, and National Sponsor, Doreen Hartley of Exelon/BGE.
As a Blue Ribbon Sponsor of the conference, Hartley addressed all 600 attendees of the convention about Exelon's strive for diversity and how their new partnership with NAWIC can help them and their subsidiaries such as BGE, PECO and ComEd reach their goals.
Friday morning, Sproul joined her PDE co-chairs in presenting all that the committee has accomplished thus far, what they expect to accomplish next year, and what resources are available to members. The PDE page can be reached here.
Saturday evening at the 60th Anniversary Gala, the Baltimore Chapter won the Women in Construction week award for Best Use of Technology for the webinar presented by Trimble Technology.
Later that same evening, Sproul was presented with an Executive Spotlight Award "NAWIC Woman of Action" by NAWIC Past National President and NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) President, Debbie Gregoire.
NEF presented Chapter-Nominee, Robert Aydukovic of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, with the Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award for his tireless efforts to bring Maryland's education system in line with the needs of the industry today and tomorrow.
All-in-all it was a very successful conference for NAWIC Baltimore. It is wonderful to see our hard work and dedication to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry paying off!