Celebrating Women in Construction

WIC Week or Women in Construction Week celebrates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. Veterans Development Corporation Inc (VDC), in recognition of International Women’s Day and National Women in Construction Week (March 3 – 9, 2024), is celebrating the women in our workforce, but also recognize we must work collectively to achieve more progress. Women are valuable members of the construction trades in such roles as business owners and executives, managers and office administrators, attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, estimators, welders, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters, and more. 

VDC is a proud member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and looks forward to celebrating this coming week with all our amazing and talented female staff members.

International Women’s Day and National Women in Construction

The significance of International Women’s Day and National Women in Construction Week (March 3 – 9, 2024) cannot be overstated. These designated periods serve as poignant reminders of the strides made by women in traditionally male-dominated fields, including construction. Yet, they also serve as sobering reminders of the work that still lies ahead to ensure genuine equality and inclusivity within our industry.

Women in construction occupy diverse roles, ranging from business owners and executives to welders and carpenters. They are architects designing innovative structures, engineers ensuring projects meet rigorous standards, and estimators meticulously crafting budgets. Furthermore, they are electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, and office administrators—all indispensable components of a thriving construction ecosystem.

Fostering an Environment Where Women Feel Empowered

As a proud member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), VDC understands the importance of fostering an environment where women feel empowered to pursue and excel in their chosen careers. Beyond merely celebrating the achievements of our female staff during WIC Week, we remain committed to implementing initiatives that promote gender diversity, equity, and inclusion year-round.

Our commitment to advancing gender equality within the construction industry extends beyond mere rhetoric. We recognize that fostering a culture of inclusivity requires proactive measures, including mentorship programs, leadership development initiatives, and the establishment of equitable hiring and promotion practices. By championing these efforts, we aim to create a workplace where every individual, regardless of gender, feels valued, respected, and supported in realizing their full potential.

As we embark on another Women in Construction Week, let us not only celebrate the achievements of women within our industry but also rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of progress. Let us commit to fostering environments where diversity is embraced, where inclusion is the norm, and where every individual has the opportunity to succeed based on merit alone. Together, we can build a future where gender equality is not just a goal but a reality—a future where the contributions of women in construction are fully recognized, valued, and celebrated every day of the year.