Since 1953, the National Association of Women in Construction has been advocating for women in the construction industry and helping create a support network for those women in the field. Part of these efforts by the NAWIC is Women in Construction Week, which was started to highlight women as a vital part of the industry.
WIC week also helps raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the industry and the shine a light on the growing impact that these women have in their communities.
WIC week falls on the first week each March.
As a continuation of WIC week, AZ Big Media is featuring stories that highlight some of the women working in the construction industry in the Phoenix market. The first of those stories is a Q&A with Skanska professionals Rochelle Riggs, an assistant project executive, and Lacy Meadows, a project assistant.