NAWIC first started back in 1958. WIC week was just a branch off to look at women just in general to celebrate them. That’s kind of like an old-school mentality that construction is only for men and some girls still hear the word construction and they think digging trenches or hammering or picking up heavy things and there’s so many avenues to work in construction from administrative to out in the field. We do a lot of educational things, our presentations we want to educate our women on how to properly communicate how to have more confidence in the workplace. So when something is presented, they don’t shy away from something that they haven’t normally done but they can do the job so we want to give them that skill set. Give them that confidence that they can do it and they can do it well. … You can be in the construction industry for years and not have information because it’s not shared or you didn’t ask, so now I ask. And asking other women that can actually relate to me and knowing that they can relate to me having the same issues and how did they work through it? So that knowledge has been given to me and now I can share that. … We had this meeting the other day and it was a situation where you had to go speak to someone and it was probably not going to be pleasant one of the ladies says, “Well you got to come in H.O.T”. “Come in hot? That’s not a good thing.” “No, Nancy, you’ve got to come in honest, open and transparent.” … So that stuck with me. I was like. “Huh so those kind of things, like that communication, that is what we take away from every meeting you will walk away with something like that”. Go to new NAWICLA.org and become a member or get involved or just come to a meeting and see what it’s about.