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

Shaylyn Cullen

Board member, Mentorship Committee Co-Chair

Shaylyn started her career in Chicago as a general contractor, armed with a brand new pair of boots and freshly minted engineering degree. Then her real education began. She fine-tuned her knowledge working alongside architects and engineers, field supervisors, and trade contractors. She took that secondary education and started Cullen Construction Management. Cullen provides construction management and owners representation services based in Chicago with projects around the country. Shaylyn is passionate about promoting girls and women in STEM and related fields. Ranging from toolbox talks and walks for high schoolers interested in engineering, running robotics camps for elementary and middle schoolers to mentoring young professionals on the options in the industry, Shaylyn loves the opportunity to share what she has learned since that first engineering course many years ago. She looks forward to leading the PWC Mentorship Committee, connecting the community of women in construction and related fields to finding ways to support, challenge and grow together.

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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