Every year, more and more women enter the homebuilding industry, bringing their unique perspectives and skills. But despite their growing numbers, women still face many challenges and roadblocks to success. Women attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) can find solutions to some challenges at the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Headquarters.
PWB HQ provides women in the building industry with the resources they need to level up their careers and expand their networks. Here are just a few of the features you can expect:
#1: Fantastic Networking Opportunities
From the morning coffee hours to evening meet-and-greets and networking events, you’ll have lots of chances to meet new women in your niche and catch up with familiar faces. Find likeminded professionals, discuss your experiences with new acquaintances or continue the conversation from one of the seminars with an industry expert.
#2: Seminars and Trainings for Every Stage of Your Career
PQB HQ is packed with opportunities to learn from experts and other women who have gone through the same challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re just starting your building career or you’re in the C-suite, we have programming tailored to you!
#3: Be Inspired by Our Women to Watch Series
Want to hear stories and insights from women working in all sides of the construction industry? You can, with our Women to Watch speaker series. Each day of the show, we’ll be featuring a woman from a different section of the industry to share her experiences. From Nora Spencer, who helps women get out of low-wage jobs and into construction, to Anu Natarajan, who works as Housing Initiatives Lead for Meta, learn about all the unique opportunities available in our business and how we can work together to close the workforce gap.
#4: Celebrate 2022’s Successes at the Heart of OMNIA
On Wednesday, February 1, join fellow PWB members at the Heart of OMNIA nightclub at Caesar’s Palace to celebrate a great year for Council recruitment and retention, and recognize the members who made it happen. Get more information about the event here.
#5: Get One-On-One Advice and Support
The wildly popular virtual PWB Local Council Outreach will be LIVE at IBS. Meet fellow PWB local council leaders, HBA staffers and other key members of the council. This is a great time to share your goals for 2023, find advice on the challenges you’re facing and be inspired.
PWB HQ is produced by the Professional Women in Building Council, who have worked for more than 60 years to build a more diverse workforce and support women in the building industry. Find out more about them and about PWB HQ here.