The Pennsylvania Builders Association’s Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) is celebrating Professional Women in Building Week, September 17 – 21, 2018. PWB Week aims to drive awareness of the vast contributions women have made and continue to make every day in the residential construction industry.
“Women are a vital component of the home building industry. As we continue to grow our numbers, PWB Week provides a platform to collectively demonstrate the important roles women play in residential construction,” said Kim Gartner, Chair, PBA Professional Women in Building Council and Vice President at Prime Custom Builders, LLC of Doylestown, PA. “Women have long been in this field, but awareness and recognition are needed to continue to recruit and train new talented women to the field,” she added.
“PWB is seeing an organic evolution of women at the grassroots level making the necessary strides to fuel the next generation of female building professionals through industry support, professional development, and leadership training opportunities,” said Anna Coutts, PBA Professional Women in Building Council Vice Chair and Real Estate Salesperson with Weichert Realtors Paupack Group in Hawley, PA. “Our members are not just the builder’s wives anymore, but accredited, licensed and certified professionals representing all facets of the residential construction industry.”
Professional Women in Building has become NAHB’s fastest growing council, experiencing a 40% growth in membership over the last decade, and counts 43 Pennsylvania members of its 1,868 total membership.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/pwbweek