Why celebrate NAHB Professional Women in Building Week? Highlight the achievements of the diverse, talented women in residential construction. Encourage the next generation of women to enrich the industry by following in the footsteps of female leaders. All NAHB members play an essential role in promoting, enhancing and supporting women by actively raising awareness of the opportunities for growth and success that pursuing a career in home building can provide. This year’s PWB Week theme is Diversifying the Construction Industry. Each day has a subtheme:
Monday – PWB Supports the next generation of leaders
Tuesday – Jobs Are Genderless: Highlighting Women in the Trades
SPECIAL EVENT: PWB and BUILD-PAC are co-hosting a Member Minute Town Hall on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:00PM ET featuring Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). Invitation sent to all PWB members.
Wednesday – Diversifying the Residential Construction Industry
(Wednesday Sept. 16 from 2-3 p.m. ET)
Meet three diverse individuals making their mark on the industry and sharing tools to inspire us all to make the industry more inclusive.
- Amanda McNulty, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Retired, Nurse Practitioner
- Jessica Percel, Construction Coordinator, Taylor Morrison
- Kerry White, CEO of HomeQuest Properties
Thursday – Women Leaders Making an Impact on the Industry
(Thursday Sept. 17 from 2-3 p.m. ET)
Meet three influential women leaders in the industry sharing their experiences and what role women will continue to play in the future of the industry.
- Kelly M. Hayes, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, AVP/Regional Builder Sales Consultant
- Rochelle Komlosi, Lowe’s Director of Pro National Accounts
- Teresa Palacios Smith, HomeServices of America and HSF Affiliates, LLC, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
- Friday – PWB Community Connections
PWB is preparing to launch a social media takeover on Friday, Sept. 18, during the PWB Community Connection. Through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or on your website, help us elevate the individual women working in the industry, in your council, or PWB members. It’s critical that you use the hashtags #PWBProud and #PWBWeek2020.
For further information on panel events, contact Claudia Richards.
Engage with us on social media all week with the hashtag #PWBWeek2020. Repost blogs, and/or hold events at your PWB Council or at your HBA. Additionally, PWB Week extends an opportunity for PWB members across the country to share the value of NAHB Professional Women in Building Council membership. Thank you to this year’s exclusive sponsor Lowe’s for Pros.
“The Lowe’s Team is pleased to be a part of the Affinity Program with the NAHB and PWB. Lowe’s PRO offers programs and benefits that save members time and money, like Quote Support Pricing on orders over $1,500, and free jobsite delivery on orders over $500. Additionally, we offer members 5% savings in store, plus a 2% statement credit when using a Lowe’s LAR, or LBA account.”
Use this toolkit to maximize your participation in this special event.
Use these sample articles in your newsletters, blogs or other member or consumer-facing publications.Read more
Download these materials to promote and publicize NAHB Professional Women in Building Week.Read more
Use the materials here to pitch PWB Week to your local media and gain some earned media for your local HBA.Read more
These educational webinars focus on female leaders in the home building industry and the strategies they have used to become successful at their trade.Read more
Get the NAHB PWB Council Formation Toolkit.Read more