Category Archive: NAWIC

Mar 09

“Women in Construction Week” Jobsite Tour

Tour 4

As part of NAWIC’s Women in Construction Week festivities, the Greater Gainesville Chapter took a tour of the new GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities) Eastside Operations Center.  The nine building facility totaling nearly a quarter of a million square feet, will house the head office for GRU’s various utilities units for energy, water, wastewater, telephone & …

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Mar 07

Celebrate Women in Construction Week


It’s time to celebrate being a Woman In Construction. WIC Week is designed to increase the visibility of women working in the construction industry, share our passion and encourage others to join the construction industry and NAWIC.  The women of NAWIC know their specialty is inspiring success that instills confidence, develops leadership and increases knowledge.  Let’s use …

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Jan 27

Women Build!

Amanda Caulking

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of volunteering for Habitat 4 Humanity, Women Build.  It’s not the first time I have worked on a Habitat house and it won’t be the last.  I always have fun and learn a lot! Women Build is Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to make a difference and …

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Jan 19

Region 3 Director Candidate

Jean Cox

Jean L. Cox, CBT, an active member of the Greater Orlando Chapter of NAWIC for 14 years is a candidate for Region 3 Director 2011-2013. Our Greater Gainesville Chapter had the pleasure to have Jean as our January speaker and learn more about her and her desire to be our region’s director. Jean is the …

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Nov 03

NAWIC Image on Leadership

business woman silhouette 3

I opened my mailbox and there was the NAWIC Image,  the award winning publication of the National Associate of Women in Construction.  It is always full of interesting articles highlighting the efforts, causes and issues of NAWIC members and the construction industry. The current issue is about leadership.  What are the characteristics that you look …

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Oct 18

NAWIC Tour Construction Institute at Santa Fe College

Classroom Lessons

I had the pleasure of touring the Charles R. Perry Construction Institute’s pilot project at the Santa Fe College with my NAWIC group.  It is a 1200 square foot modular home built in 2 sections put together at the home site.  Funding was provided by a grant from Alachua County. The institute was named to …

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Sep 14

Do you believe in MAGIC


Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC) Summer Camp is a free one week, day camp designed to introduce high-school girls to exciting careers in the construction industry.  MAGIC has grown exponentially since it’s first camp in 2007. Two NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction)  members began discussing the details for MAGIC Camp in 2006, …

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Aug 30

Women of Influence

I attended a great seminar on Friday put on by Women of Influence, a local organization in Gainesville, founded by Jill Nash.  The seminar was entitled The Power of One.  From the title you can guess that the seminar was about the difference that one person can make. It was truly inspiring to hear speakers …

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Aug 16

NAWIC Never Disappoints!


This past Saturday, I attended our annual Leadership Training seminar for Region 3.  Time spent with the women of NAWIC is always motivating and uplifting.  The day was filled working on team building exercises and learning what to expect for our upcoming board positions.  Come September I will be the Gainesville chapter’s Vice President,  a …

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Aug 10

Want your piece of the stimulus pie?

Cherry Pie

  A portion of a great article in the NAWIC Image by Robin Fulton Meyer, President of NAWIC (The National Association of Women in Construction). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law on February 17, 2009.  The stimulus bill, almost a year and a half old, is as controversial now as …

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