Members of the O’Hare Suburban Chapter #193 of the National Association of Women in Construction asked past president Cortney Wascher to lead the recent installation ceremony for their newly-elected officers. Among the 2012-2013 leaders are two Anderson Lock employees, Lauren Zannini, also a former NAWIC president, who was elected vice president, and Laura Miller who was elected treasurer.

According to the The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, the organization was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry in Fort Worth, Texas. It gained its national charter in 1955. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise about 9 percent of the construction workforce today. To remain competitive, the industry must continually recruit and train women. Other issues such as pay equity and safety are addressed by NAWIC through committees and round-table discussions. NAWIC members are also personally committed to addressing women’s concerns.

Anderson Lock is a woman owned business that fully supports NAWIC at local and national levels. Congratulations to Lauren and Laura for your organizational leadership.