From left: Victoria Airgood of Hill Wallack LLP, Erica Braxton of Plumbers Local 24 & Iron Workers Local 11, Jessie Guo of Golden Crown Contractors, Suchita Shah of Kamlesh Shah Designs, Michele George Callum of Construction Risk Partners, Lynn Katz of Willscot, Jill Wicherski of Bancroft Construction and Emily Clancy of Torcon Construction are part of the inaugural board of directors for the National Association of Women in Construction’s Princeton chapter. The organization met May 12 to charter the new chapter. — Courtesy: NAWIC
By Joshua Burd
A leading industry organization for women in construction has launched a new chapter in Princeton, marking its entrance to New Jersey with the addition of more than 40 members.
The new chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, or NAWIC, held its organizational meeting earlier this year and was officially chartered during a recent hybrid event. The Princeton affiliate has also elected the following officers and board members:
- President: Suchita Shah of Kamlesh Shah Designs
- President-elect: Jessie Guo of Golden Crown Contractors
- Vice President: Michele George Callum of Construction Risk Partners
- Recording secretary: Lynn Katz of WillScot
- Corresponding secretary: Emily Clancy of Torcon Construction
- Treasurer: Jill Wicherski of Bancroft Construction
- Board of directors: Erica Braxton of Plumbers Local 24 & Iron Workers Local 11, Victoria Airgood of Hill Wallack LLP and AnnMarie Keane of Construction Risk Partners
“One of the things that sets NAWIC apart from other associations is that we are such a diverse group of women who believe in the mission of strengthening and amplifying the success of all women in the construction industry,” NAWIC National President Anne Pfleger said. “The chartering of the Princeton, NJ chapter brings new members to the association with knowledge, fresh perspective, strategic thinking, and diverse experiences that will further ‘Connect-Collaborate-Construct’ NAWIC and its members for the betterment our industry’s future.”
The Princeton-area professionals make up NAWIC’s 389th chapter.
“Our chapter is proud to be uniting such a diverse and energetic group of women across New Jersey through this initiative to trade experiences and networks, advocate for a healthy and successful professional life and celebrate the remarkable work of women in the construction industry,” Shah said. “We are thankful to our allies in the industry and in the NAWIC organization for supporting and amplifying these voices.”