On February 20, 2019, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the proclamation for WIC Week, a week that is aimed at empowering women to grow their careers in construction, presenting them with opportunities for that growth, giving back to the community through acts of service, and recognizing the growing role of women in the construction industry.
Nelson Construction & Development team member, Jennifer Reed, has been heavily involved as a member of the NAWIC Iowa Chapter for two years and has seen the organization grow from 12 to 50 members. She observes the role for women in construction only growing with industry-related change, and feels that it is important to cultivate a younger generation of female leaders.
The group is continually looking to positively influence the younger generation of females in educational institutions as a way to shed light on Women In Construction and present them with opportunities to grow and learn. We at Nelson are extremely proud of Jennifer and her leadership within this organization and look forward to supporting the effort to engage more women in our industry.