We support, advance, and connect women while promoting diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, and related industries.

Who We Are

PWC is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to support, advance, and connect women in the architecture, engineering, construction, and related fields. Fourteen industry leaders in Chicago came together in 2021 to extend that mission to the first midwestern chapter. Our vision is implemented by actively engaging our members in business and career development, educational and networking events as well as leadership opportunities on member-driven committees. We welcome all genders in our membership - together we can do more to support women in our industry!

About our committees
Member Benefits

Informative Industry Programming

Business Development and Networking Opportunities

Mentorship and Scholarship Programs

Member Spotlight

Jean Wine

President, PWC Chicago

Jean has devoted her legal career to the construction industry and saw early on a gap in the Chicago market with respect to opportunities for women in the industry to connect. She had a vision of an organization that was inclusive across the architecture, engineering and construction spaces and that would formalize networking opportunities for women in those fields and related industries. When she discovered Professional Women in Construction, she knew it was a perfect fit. Jean reached out to her industry contacts to discuss starting a Chicago chapter, and their enthusiasm confirmed that there was a need for this organization in Chicago and a desire on the part of both women and men to support the advancement of women in the AEC industries. In just a few short months, the Chicago Chapter of Professional Women in Construction was born and is led by a dynamic, diverse group of women who share the same vision as Jean. Jean is incredibly thankful for her Board of Directors and founding members, without whom this endeavor would not be possible.

Testimonials

“PWC's mission to support women across all areas of the AEC industry reflects my career and is what sets it apart from other organizations. It is why I chose to join as a founding member. ”

Aparna Bapu | Chicago

Learn more about PWC Chicago and how we support, advance, and connect women while promoting diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, and related industries.

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PWC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1980. Contributions are tax deductible.

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