Nomination Deadline: Feb. 7th, 2020

Generational Achievement:

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.



Future Leader of the Year

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.



Tradeswomxn of the Year 

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 job site safety for herself and her peers, and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the construction industry.  


Industry Professional of the Year

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 proficiency in their work & 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

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.

Award Criteria

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

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

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

- Exemplify the following;

Safety - Recognizes opportunities and takes action towards increasing the physical, emotional and mental health of all individuals in the construction industry.


Innovation – Evolving and improving processes, applications, protocol, etc. By creating space for new ideas, theory, technology.


Diversity/Inclusion - Facilitates an environment in which all individuals are treated fairly & respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contributes to the organization's success. Champions for the inclusion of individuals of all race, sex, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

Leadership – Inspires others to improve themselves, their organization and their community by taking proactive and positive action.


Community Engagement – Facilitates communication, interaction, involvement and exchange between an organization and a community for a range of social and organizational outcomes.

2019. NAWIC