NAWIC San Antonio Chapter

Core Purpose

To enhance the success of women in the construction industry


Core Values

Believe. Persevere. Dare.



NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.


Our focus is to enhance the success of women in construction and assist in the development of the current and future leaders of our industry.




The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction.




The San Antonio Chapter is part of South Central Region which includes six other chapters in Texas, one chapter in Oklahoma, and eight chapters in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana.


Alice Dolle is a retired life member in our chapter who celebrated her 55th year as a NAWIC member in 2016, and she's still active at meetings & on committees.


The 2011-2012 National NAWIC President Judy DeWeese, is a proud member of the San Antonio Chapter, and lovingly referred to as our "NAWIC Cheerleader."  In 2015, DeWeese received the prestigious National Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Annual Meeting & Education  Conference.   Our membership also consists of Riki Lovejoy who was the National President in 2015-2016.  Jennifer Swinney is a member of the San Antonio Chapter and served as a Regional Director and as the National NAWIC Treasurer in 2015-2016.  Additionally, chapter member, Jennifer McElroy previously served as a Regional Director on the National Board.


San Antonio currently has three nationally recognized "Red Rose Recruiters" (those who recruited 18 members within a 3 year period): Dawn Holmes, Sandee Morgan, & Jennifer Swinney.   In 2012, Swinney received a recruiter star for recruiting an additional 18 members, and in 2015 she received her second star for recruiting another 18 members.





General Contractors & Subcontractors

Architects & Engineers

Business Owners

Accounting Professionals & Office Administrators

Project Managers



Insurance Agents

Trade Associations


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General Meeting

Sept 5

5:45pm / Petroleum Club


Fall Conference

  Nov 9-10

  Little Rock, AR



Zachry Corporation



ASA  San Antonio


Connally Law, PLCC





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K-W Construction


Waste Connections


Workplace Resource

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