The Association of Women Contractors is driven by just one core focus – Advancing women-owned business in the construction industry. Our Niche: Construction in the Minnesota Market.
Our Core Values:
- Enriching Our Membership
- Construction Industry Leadership
- Strong Advocacy
Why Join AWC
The Association of Women Contractors is not just an association, it’s a closely knit group of competent professionals from the Minnesota construction industry, who are passionate about teamwork and helping each other succeed.
Within weeks of joining the Association of Women Contractors, you’ll be able to dramatically grow your professional network and find new business opportunities thanks to our strong industry connections and frequent events.
The Association of Women Contractors offers members education on construction specific trends and proficiency as well as business acumen. All AWC members receive FREE access to educational materials and training As a benefit of membership.
AWC is an active member of several influential committees and advisory groups where we advocate for equity in contracting and provide input on the issues of our members. Our influence has created a strong voice for our members and the industry as a whole.
What Members Say
At AWC we’re driven by our mission to encourage, support, and grow women-owned construction businesses in Minnesota.
“I love the passion that Barb Lau (Executive Director, AWC) and the Board have for ensuring that the AWC meets the ever-changing needs of women executives and professionals in the construction industry. They are valuable advocates for us and our organizations.”
“The AWC has helped me build my business and my confidence while providing wonderful opportunities for education, networking, and socializing. This is why I recommend them to any woman in the construction field, whether horizontal or vertical.”
“I’m delighted with how AWC has met my evolving business and professional needs over the past 5 years and connected me with other women business owners whose candor and advice has helped me on all fronts”
“I am so grateful to be a part of the AWC since 2009. The network of women businesses and associates that I have met has been invaluable and the friendships made are everlasting.”
“Thanks to my connections with AWC members, who I’m also proud to call my friends, it is easy to pick up the phone when I have a question or a business opportunity because I know they’ll go out of their way to help me.”
“Joining AWC was such a good choice because it has helped us connect with so many amazing women business owners and professionals in the construction industry”
“Becoming an AWC member is one of the best things I have done for my company because they’re a dependable resource that is dedicated to helping me grow my business.”
“The phenomenal growth of AWC is a true asset for our industry and we, along with our member firms, are proud to be associated with them.”
“I am honored to be a part of this incredible organization which has not only helped me and my business grow exponentially but has also connected me with some amazing women business owners.”
Maura J Steblay
“I not only treasure AWC members professionally and personally, I am proud to call them friends, mentors, mentees and hearty individualists leading change in many facets of Minnesota’s business community.”
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