NAWIC Midwest Region to Hold Conference in Kansas City Oct. 25-26, 2019


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KANSAS CITY, MO — Jodi Wiemerslage of Hunt Electric Corporation and Midwest Region Director of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is excited to announce plans for the Midwest Region Fall Conference. The Midwest Region, known as the Heart of NAWIC, includes 18 chapters and spans nine states including Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas.

The Fall Conference will be held October 25 – 26, 2019 at the Westin Marriott Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The conference theme this year is “The City of Fountains”, using the visual streams in a fountain to high five core focus areas of growth for our members: Influence, Purpose, Value, Knowledge and Truth.

“Conference sessions and speakers will motivate and enrich those who attend,” says Wiemerslage. “Education and camaraderie are key elements that make these conferences memorable empowering women in our industry with tools, ideas, motivation and peer support.”

In addition to excellent speakers and networking, the history and culture of Kansas City are sure to beckon members from our chapters to attend. The Westin is in the heart of the Crown Center shopping and entertainment district, just across the street from the historic Union Station and the only WWI memorial museum in the United States.

The conference agenda includes a variety of educational topics that include Safety, Technology and Legal Issues in construction in addition to practical session that will help members with skills to better build and run their chapters. Keynote and inspirational sessions including Eric Bordon who will share his poem “Ditch Digger” and the inspiration behind it.

Closing the conference for the women in attendance is Diane Mike, the Incoming NAWIC national president.

Members of the hosting Kansas City Chapter #100 of the National Association of Women in Construction are planning the conference.

For additional conference details including session information, speakers, networking activities and social events, visit our conference page.


For more than 55 years, NAWIC has helped women take advantage of the opportunities in construction. Whether you want to embark on a new career, grow your business, establish a reliable networking base, become a mentor/mentee, make a difference in your community, continue your education, or invest in great friendships with other women in the industry NAWIC offers a variety of opportunities — large and small.

Media Contact:
Christy Turner
President, National Association of Women in Construction - Greater Kansas City, Missouri Chapter #100
Senior Project Manager – Special Projects Division, Turner Construction Company