NABWIC hosts its 2021 Annual Meeting in Jacksonville


National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) is hosting the 12th Annual Meeting from Wednesday Jan. 27 to Friday Jan. 29 at a Jacksonville hotel.

Organizers say “the annual meeting is the premier event for women of color building strategic partnerships in the construction industry on a national level.”

The meeting will include a kick-off reception, Jan. 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST with local and national guests in attendance.  The Annual Meeting will end with the NABWIC Billion Dollar Virtual Transportation Luncheon, Jan. 29, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm EST.

“NABWIC has been the voice of black women and businesswomen in construction for many years. We are excited to host a meeting that creates many strategic partnerships in the construction and pipeline industry at many levels. This meeting will contribute to planning next 50 to 100 years for womens success in the construction industry,” NABWIC founder Ann McNeill said in a statement.

More than 100 women of color leaders in various construction areas are expected to be in attendance onsite and virtually.

Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., Chief Executive Officer with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Greg Evans, District 2 Secretary with the Florida Department of Transportation are keynote speakers. The luncheon will also highlight and recognize Rosa Rountree, Chief Executive Officer with Egis Projects, Inc, as the NABWIC Woman in the Spotlight.

Major event sponsors include Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), Gannett-Fleming, and Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF), the Kick-off reception sponsor.

“We realize the challenges many of our members and clients faced in 2020, and we are committed to supporting our membership with growth opportunities,” said NABWIC president Kimie Nailer.

“We are gathering to leverage our strategic relationships for business development in the Jacksonville area. Committed to designing a platform for black women to excel in the construction industry, we help develop visibility with government agencies for contracting opportunities. The political and social unrest throughout 2020 we are uniting so this year marks a new era for Black women business owners achieving economic advancement to empower Black communities in cities across America.”

To find more information about the event, visit Jacksonville.


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