Chapter 109

Piedmont, North Carolina

South Atlantic Region

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  • The NAWIC Image in 1969, the official publication detailing Association news.
  • The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was created in 1961 to award scholarships to students pursuing construction-related studies. 
  • The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF), founded in 1972, developed programs to enrich the minds of children as well asa adults.
  • In 1998, NAWIC signed an Internation Affiliation Agreement with New Zealand.
  • In 1999, NAWIC signed an International Affiliation Agreement with the South African Women in Construction (SAWIC).
  • In September 2003, NAWIC signed an Internation Affiliation Agreement with the United Kingdom.


Progress in NAWIC:

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was originally started as Women in Construction (WIC) of Fort Worth, Texas. The WIC association was founded on September 11, 1953 by Doris Efird and 15 other women who were looking for a support system. These women were all actively employed in some part of the construction industry and had been doing business with each other for years when they decided to meet face to face. 

​Women in Construction of Fort Worth amended their charter to incorporate other chapters in Texas and throughout the nation. In doing so, on May 17, 1955, they became The National Association of Women in Construction. 
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