A Fresh Take on Industry Trailblazers

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Membership by on September 13, 2016 3 Comments

Women have been a vital part of the home building industry for many years — even if at first many of them were behind the scenes, like the “mom” in the mom-and-pop businesses that built millions of the nation’s homes.healthy lifestyle sports woman running up on stone stairs seaside

Shirley Wiseman broke a glass ceiling when in 1987 she became the first woman to be elected president of NAHB. Sandy Dunn was the second — serving in 2008 and still active in advocacy issues.

These trailblazers, and many others, have stories to tell about the ways in which women have made a difference in their communities, at large, and across the Federation. This brief presentation gives you some of them.

It’s all part of raising the visibility of women in the home building industry, the goal of NAHB Professional Women in Building Week. See more at nahb.org/pwbweek.

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  1. Shirley and Sandy exemplify exceptional leadership!
    What a pleasure it has been to work with these two wonderful women throughout my NAHB experience!
    As we enjoy this special recognition week, let’s recognize more worthy women locally, statewide, nationally and internationally who add so much value to our industry like Shirley and Sandy!
    ONwards and UPwards!

  2. Shirley McVay Wiseman says:

    the year was 1989.
    Still working for our industry.

    Shirley McVay Wiseman
    1989 President NAHB

  3. Shirley McVay Wiseman says:

    Thanks for the comments.

    Shirley McVay Wiseman

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