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

Lauren Cicero

Cicero Construction

As the third generation, Lauren Cicero leads Cicero Construction’s operations along with her father and feels lucky for the opportunity to work with family every day. In business 52 years, their Chicago-based company focuses on commercial interior renovation, in particular for facilities that need to remain open during construction. Cicero Construction started out as a painting company and quickly expanded into luxury residential renovation. Since the early 1990s, they've been focusing solely on commercial renovation. Cicero Construction is proud to embody the definition of a small, family run company. Active in estimating and pre-construction project management, Lauren is extremely detail oriented and excels in communication with diverse project teams. She drives projects to on-time and on-budget completion while collaborating with clients and design partners to achieve design intent in a cost effective manner. She’s not afraid to have the necessary and sometimes difficult conversations with clients and consistently hears that clients appreciate the Cicero team’s commitment to transparency and willingness to adapt to the needs of the project and the business. Lauren was one of the first members of the Professional Women in Construction Chicago Chapter and serves on the Programs Committee.

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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