You are cordially invited to join the NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB), a select group of inspiring building industry professionals who share strategies and solutions to promote, enhance and support professional women in today’s home building industry.
Individuals affiliated with NAHB (a member, employee of a member or family of a member) whose local home builders association does not include an NAHB-affiliated Professional Women in Building group are welcome to join as National Members of NAHB Professional Women in Building. If you are unsure if there is a local chapter in your area, contact your local/state HBA. Search for a local/state HBA in your area.
As a PWB member, you’ll be entitled to receive four information-packed issues of Building Women magazine, as well as enjoy numerous other benefits — all for just $50 a year!
Join today to be entitled to all these benefits:
Building Women magazine — Published three times a year, this publication is the premier source of new home trends and techniques, as well as professional growth for women in the home building industry.
We-Connect eSource: A quarterly e-newsletter to keep you up-to-date on events and meetings, legislative news, and issues that have an effect on your bottom line. All we need is your email address and this content will be in your inbox the day it’s published.
Web Channel Online Resources: NAHB Professional Women in Buildings exclusive member-only web page can be accessed at nahb.org/pwbchannel. Visit the site often. We feature information on women in the industry, thriving in a family business, trends in building, and professional and personal development.
Networking: Learn from your peers how to find success as a woman in the building industry. During national meetings held three times a year, members from across the country have the opportunity to join their peers in discussions about key industry issues, professional development and business management. Dont come to meetings? Online networking opportunities are available on Facebook, LinkedIn, and the Professional Women in Building Member Directory.
Education: The council offers leadership training at NAHB meetings. Topics include leadership skills, communications skills, time management and public speaking. In addition, educational programs are presented at the International Builders Show on topics that will assist your career and your life.
Political Action: Members are actively engaged in working for political candidates who support the goals of the building industry. Training programs on how to be involved in the political process are held at national meetings or are available through email.
Scholarship Competitions: The Building Hope Scholarship Fund provides funds for local, state and at-large members. Winners of council and member competitions designate student recipients in their area to receive those scholarships funds. Winners of the Council and Leadership Awards, National Membership Day, PWB Spike Club and other competitions receive scholarships of up to $500 for each award.
The National Housing Endowment Professional Women in Building Council Strategies for Success scholarship is awarded to students pursuing post high school education towards careers in building and related industries.
Educational Grants and Travel Awards: Members are eligible to apply for "Women of the Future" grants. The grants provide funding for continuing education related to professional development in the skills needed to advance in the home building industry. Members are also eligible to apply for a Professional Women in Building Travel Grant that supports member attendance at the International Builders Show.
Community Service: Members participate in a variety of projects such as Habitat for Humanity and HomeAid. Providing scholarships for students studying in building-related fields is another way that the council nationally and locally gives tangibly to their communities.
With outstanding benefits like these, dont wait another minute to join!