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

Katie Svec

Assistant Project Manager, Bulley & Andrews

As assistant project manager with Bulley & Andrews, Katie Svec helps coordinate, document and manage all phases of construction. With 15+ years of experience in the building industry, Katie leverages her background in architecture to work closely with all clients and partners to add value to the process. Currently, Katie is working on-site on the renovation and restoration of The Belden Stratford in Lincoln Park. To Katie’s way of thinking, the best part of any job she does with B&A is her ability to build relationships and help solve problems for her clients and colleagues in the field. When she’s not helping restore one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, Katie enjoys spending time in the community, volunteering at local theaters, packing boxes at a food bank and tutoring children though the Horizons for Youth program. A fan of “all things building-related” Katie was thrilled at the opportunity to join Chicago’s chapter of Professional Women in Construction last fall and has been a proud and active member since.

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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