Who we are
It was 1966, a different time for women in the work place, and certainly for women in the construction industry. But nonetheless, Dorothy Eshom and Ann Fleischmann of Wichita, KS shared a goal of forming an organization for the mutual interest of women in the architectural field. However, they weren’t sure how to take their next steps. But after browsing through the pages of Midwest Contractors Magazine, the women learned of the organization known as Women in Construction. After reading about the organization and learning it had been in existence for 10 years they decided this is what Women in Wichita needed. Dorothy Eshom proceeded to learn more and submitted bidder’s qualifications to the organization. From there the ground work was laid.
After a meeting in February, 1966, The Gr. Wichita Chapter #120 was born with a chartering banquet on March 26, 1966, in the Allis Hotel. 77 women signed the original charter.
NAWIC Wichita hosts a variety of events to serve the construction industry serving both members and non-members.
Supporting our industry and our community is an important initiative to our chapter. We raise valuable dollars for scholarship funds for students and promote our industry every chance we get.