Our association has adopted several objects. These are an integral part of our function and purpose. Along with the NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) and the NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation we have the opportunity to promote, educate and inform our members as well as the construction industry in general.
“To unite for their mutual benefit women who are actively employed in the various phases of the construction industry”. As you attend meetings you will hear program speakers and learn about your fellow members. You will become aware of the professional contacts, opportunities for continuing education, and involvement with others in our industry. This awareness has allowed many of our members to grow professionally and develop long-term personal friendships. We have the opportunity to learn about the many facets of our industry.
“To promote cooperation, fellowship and a better understanding among members of the Association”. As a member, you receive a subscription of our national publication, The IMAGE. You can gain insight into the activities, projects and various committee functions on both the chapter level and the national level. As you become more involved with the chapter committees, you may desire to advance to the regional and national level. Our members chose their own level of participation depending on their work and personal responsibilities. Many of the skills you develop through your committee work you can use to further your career in the industry.
“To promote education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry”. The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation was established at the Atlanta convention in 1963, to honor the original sixteen founders. The endowment fund created by voluntary contributions from our members continues to be self-supporting from investments. The Foundation grants scholarships to those students whose education will make them viable construction industry employees.
The NAWIC Atlanta Scholarship Foundation (NASF) awards local students a scholarship in a construction industry related program. The proceeds for this fund come from donations from our chapter and individuals as well as NASF fundraisers. NASF’s board is made up of NAWIC members from the Atlanta chapter and others from the construction industry. NASF is a 501(3)c non-profit organization.
“To encourage women to pursue and establish their careers in the construction industry”.
The NEF has developed educational programs in the construction and business management field. Several of these programs are suitable for independent study, as well as seminars at our monthly meetings or as a fundraiser open to the public. Monthly speakers will present a variety of informational programs on various industry topics. We have enough variety in programs throughout the year to inform our diverse membership.
“To provide members an awareness of the legislative process and legislation as it relates to the construction industry”. We attempt to keep our members informed on proposed or new legislation on subjects relevant to the construction industry. Information is given to members so they and their companies may be aware of upcoming changes that may affect their business.