Click on the corresponding box below to learn more & apply for our various memberships:
- Frequently Asked Questions -
To join the Association of Women Contractors (AWC), you will need to fill out the online registration form that can be found for each membership type using the buttons above. Once you are approved for membership, you will receive a welcome packet from AWC.
AWC Membership is a company membership. Once a company is approved as a member, anyone within the company can attend events at member rate. However, each company has one main contact with us that would have the voting rights and would qualify to apply for our Board of Directors.
Our WBO Membership is for women-owned businesses in the construction industry. If a company is not woman owned, but still performs construction related services, these companies fall into our Construction Associate Membership category. Companies that perform professional services with ties to the construction industry qualify for our Associate Membership. We also have a Community Organization Membership and a Government Agency Membership.
Once you become a member, simply log in on the website in the upper right corner and you will be able to update your profile at any time. All changes will go live instantly as our profile pages are in real time.
No, you do not need to be a woman to join the Association of Women Contractors. If your company is not woman owned, check out the “which membership type is the best for me” tab to see what category your company falls into.
We are different than other trade associations in that we don’t have a monthly membership meeting. However, we do have monthly Member Mingles and semi monthly education programs that are for members only. We also have additional events during the year such as our Annual Awards & Recognition Luncheon, Scholarship Golf FUNdraiser Event, Holiday Event, Summer Networking and our Women’s Retreat. You can learn more about some of these events below!
Members of the AWC are entitled to request the current member spreadsheet free of charge at any time. We encourage you to use our member list for partners, contractors, attendees, potential clients and more.
AWC is not a certifying agency. We can help you determine which certifications you should focus on based on where you will be working and for whom. AWC also can assist you in understanding the application process should you need assistance.
- Benefits of Membership Overview -
“Member Mingles” are an AWC member only opportunity to gather and share expertise, business opportunities, and build relationships. Each Mingle is hosted by a different member every month! Check out the highlights from our 2021 Mingles here.
FUNdraising Golf Event
AWC´s Scholarship FUNdraiser Golf Event is the primary vehicle for generating funds for scholarships. This event is open to golfers and non-golfers alike for fun and recreation and support for female students and apprentices. We had a blast this year at the June event! Check out the photos from our 2022 Golf Event here.
Annual Event & Holiday Celebration
AWC’s Annual and Holiday Celebrations are great opportunities to meet industry leaders and create new business contacts in a festive personal setting. Check out our photos from 2019’s Holiday Celebration and 2020 Annual Event.
In 2021, AWC combined what would have been our annual Holiday Celebration and what was supposed to be our 25th Anniversary Celebration from last year. We truly “Brought Back Fun in 2021” at our upscale event at Quincy Hall in NE Minneapolis! Those photos can be found here.
Be sure to save the date for our Holiday Celebration which will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2022!
AWC also focuses on stimulating public policy and industry practices that affect women construction firms. AWC works with the following organizations to advocate for equity and best practices: