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All-Female Leadership Team Serves as Role Models for Women in Construction

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All-Female Leadership Team Serves as Role Models for Women in Construction

Although it may be the first all-female leadership team for a local home builders association (HBA), the HBA of Greater Des Moines’ executive board brings much more to the table than a singular gender.

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3 Standout Councils Highlight Membership Best Practices

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3 Standout Councils Highlight Membership Best Practices

Across the country, many councils are making exceptional efforts to grow their membership. At the 2020 International Builders’ Show, some were recognized and awarded for their efforts in recruitment and retention.

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Keys to Success from Trailblazing Female Members

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Keys to Success from Trailblazing Female Members

This year, there are at least seven female local HBA presidents across the country who are either the first-ever female president at their respective HBA or the first female president in several decades. Today, we are highlighting three of these women and their achievements.

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The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

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The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

Many women view construction as a male-dominated field and may be reluctant to pursue a career in the industry unless they have an opportunity to explore their prospects. Exposure to the industry can — and should — start early. Here are a few great examples.

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How PWB and Associate Membership Helped This Longtime Member in Her Business

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How PWB and Associate Membership Helped This Longtime Member in Her Business

Judy Dinelle, CAPS, CGP, AMA, of Asheville, N.C., works as a building ambassador for 84 Lumber and is heavily involved with many committees in NAHB. Celebrating both Associate Member Appreciation Month and #PWBWeek19, Dinelle reflects on her NAHB involvement the last few decades.

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Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction

Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction

Networking is an important tool no matter what field you’re in, but can be even more important for women in the construction industry, where women make up only 9% of the workforce in the United States. To honor NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Week, we highlight some women-centered networking groups that have events around the country at local chapters.

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Technology and Diversity: Solutions to Today’s Growing Challenges

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Technology and Diversity: Solutions to Today’s Growing Challenges

Tracy Young started out studying civil engineering in college at California State University in Sacramento, but realized she didn’t want to sit behind a desk all day crunching numbers. When she was introduced to construction management, she realized she could have a career in the field.

Today, Young is cofounder and chief executive officer of PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. The idea for PlanGrid came from Young’s experience after college working as a construction project engineer on large commercial projects.

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Keys to Success From Today’s Female Industry Business Owners

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Keys to Success From Today’s Female Industry Business Owners

What does it take to be a female business owner in the home building industry? We asked several women who are home building industry leaders about their experiences.

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Why More Women Should Consider Work in the Trades

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Why More Women Should Consider Work in the Trades

The residential construction industry provides a rewarding career path for women — and plenty of opportunities as well. Still, some may overlook opportunities in construction trades because they don’t view them as jobs for women.

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Mentoring Women in the Home-Building Industry Today

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Mentoring Women in the Home-Building Industry Today

Mentoring can have a significant impact on career success, whether it’s someone with whom to exchange ideas, guidance on challenging situations, or a champion supporting a career step or milestone. PWB Councils can help foster these connections through mentorship programs. Here are two examples of how to make mentorship programs work.

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