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National Association of Women In Construction

Black Hills Chapter 269

National Association of Women In Construction

Black Hills Chapter 269

Black Hills Chapter Story

In the spring of 1979 Nancy Ericksen from Corner Construction Company noticed an article in the newspaper placed by the Minneapolis/St Paul Chapter asking if there were any women interested in an Organization for Women in Construction. Nancy answered that ad and helped organize the first meeting. There were approximately 40 women at the first meeting. Those 40 consisted of a large variety of women from the construction industry such as general contractors; subcontractors such as drywall, insulation, electrical, HVAC, siding and more. Their duties varied greatly from secretarial and clerical staff, to supervisors and on-site workers as well as owner and operators.

That very night officers were elected and The Black Hills Chapter of NAWIC was formed, voting Nancy Erickson in as President. Fast forward the Black Hills Chapter was officially chartered on July 14th 1979.

Core Purpose

To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.

Core Values

Belief in ourselves as women


We dare to move into new horizons



Unite for their mutual benefit woman who are actively employed in the various phases of the construction industry.


Promote cooperation, fellowship and a better understanding among members of the Association.


Promote education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry.


Encourage women to pursue and establish their careers in the construction industry.


Provide members an awareness of the legislative process and legislation as it relates to the construction industry.


As material for the construction of our building,
I pledge the agility of my hands, the ability of my mind, and the integrity of my heart.