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by Stephen Dupuis, President & CEO, BILD

 

 

Association of women in construction growing rapidly

As an association executive, I know that the name of the game is membership. Me and my colleagues in the construction and other sectors are always trying to expand our membership bases in the knowledge that there is strength in numbers.

I'm pretty proud that with 1,350 member companies, BILD is the fifth largest local homebuilding association in North America, but I'm equally proud of a new partnership we just formed with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC), which has fewer than 100 members but is growing quickly.

CAWIC is a Canadian non-profit association whose mission is to facilitate the success of women in the Canadian construction industry through its core values of leadership, mentorship, membership and partnership.

CAWICs membership base consists of individuals and companies engaged in construction and related fields. These include general and specialty contractors, architectural and engineering firms, building product manufacturers and distributors, real estate professionals, interior designers, trade associations, law firms and other professional service providers.

CAWIC's membership also represents a diverse spectrum of skilled and professional occupations within the industry. Individual members include tradeswomen, architects, business owners and senior executives, estimators, lawyers, professional engineers and technologists, project managers, real estate agents, sales and marketing professionals, students as well as human relations, accounting and other support functions.

Tammy Evans, Director and head of PR & Marketing for CAWIC adds, "Our Board of Directors and membership are very excited about the partnership with BILD, which we are confident will strengthen and reinforce our efforts to support women across all facets of the Canadian construction industry, by uniting our voices, knowledge and resources through the passion of our members."

For more information, visit www.cawic.ca