Women In Construction Week

Thank you for an incredibly impactful WIC Week 2021! The causes we supported this year included Seattle Community Fridge, Sawhorse Revolution and Arcade Wayfinding. 

The work in our community is never done, please keep supporting women in construction at every opportunity. 

Award Winners from WIC Week 2021

Generational Achievement: Lily Iftner, Sellen Construction

  • The generational achievement recipient is a NAWIC member who has a continuous track record of involvement in NAWIC – a leader in her field who has demonstrated years of experience promoting diversity and inclusion both inside and outside of their organization.

  • THE RECIPIENT MUST BE A CURRENT NAWIC PUGET SOUND MEMBER.

Future Leader of the Year: Liv Hanlon, Makita USA

  • This NAWIC Member is within her first two years of membership, and is heavily involved with their local chapter. Whether it's signing up for every event, participating in leadership, volunteering, etc., this NAWIC Member is a force to be reckoned with and it's clear that they will be supporting NAWIC for years to come. They are involved in developing programs and events that support community engagement and diversity and inclusion within the construction community.

  • THE RECIPIENT MUST BE A CURRENT NAWIC PUGET SOUND MEMBER.

Tradeswomxn of the Year: Allison Adams, Hermanson Company

  • The Tradeswomxn of the Year is considered a leader amongst their peers, a respected tradesperson who is a champion for innovation in her field, who is keenly aware of jobsite safety for herself and her peers, and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the construction industry.

Industry Professional of the Year: Sandi Tovias, WALSH Construction

  • Our industry's strength and success depends on not only the expertise and hard work of construction professionals in the field, but also those who support them from the office. The Industry Professional of the Year promotes the success of our industry by displaying expert proficiencies in their work and seeking innovation to improve the safety of workers and productivity/profitability of her organization. They are champion for diversity and inclusion, and gets involved when there is opportunity to support her community.

Safety Advocate of Year: Annie Mathis, PRIME Electric

  • It's not always easy to recognize a scenario that could be or has become a safety concern – and can be even more challenging to speak up when you do. The Safety Advocate does both proactively, and has a proven track record of advocating for and influencing increased safety measures for construction professionals in the field. They are constantly searching for innovative ways to enhance safety protocol and is a leader in safety advocacy among their peers.

Puget Sound Legacy Award: Jennifer Nelson, Hermanson Company

Criteria for Nominees

  • Must be previously or currently employed in the construction industry (both field or office roles are welcome!)

  • Must reside in the Puget Sound area (Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit or Whatcom counties)

  • Nominees identify as a woman or womxn (gender diverse)