The Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) is a select group of residential building professionals who share strategies and solutions to promote, enhance and support professional women in today’s home building industry through education, networking, mentoring and legislative awareness.
Founded three years ago, the PWB council is passionate about meeting the needs of current and future female members of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland. Join us today and help shape the future of the PWB, including forming social activities, advocacy issues on which to focus, refining council goals and participating in existing Home Builders Association events.
Council membership is only $85 and can be easily added to your existing Home Builders Association membership. Open to all Home Builders Association members.
Contact the Home Builders Association office at (503) 684-1880 to join today.
PWB supports local non-profit Girls Build
Throughout the year, PWB raises funds to support Girls Build, a local non-profit organization dedicated to putting tools in the hands of girls, and letting them explore the world of building and fixing. Each summer, Girls Build hosts summer camps that allow girls to explore hands-on building activities with other girls. They explore hammering, painting, soldering copper, concrete, roofing, electrical and much more, all with girls their age, and taught by female instructors. Over the course of each week, girls build a playhouse from start to finish. This year, the playhouse was auctioned off at the NW Natural Street of Dreams to support the Girls Build scholarship fund.
Click here for more information on the Girls Build and PWB’s involvement with the organization.
Upcoming PWB events (register at www.hbapdx.org/calendar):
PWB Executive Committee Meetings take place the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. All PWB members are invited.
February 23: After Hours presented by Area Floors at the Spring Home & Garden Show
February 23 to 26: Spring Home & Garden Show
March 3 to 5: Annual PWB retreat at Hallmark Inn in Cannon Beach
March 9: Lunch.Learn.Link
March 15: PWB Happy Hour presented by Ferguson Enterprises
May 25: PWB Education & Luncheon presented by Ferguson Enterprises
June 20: PWB Planning Session
June 26: HBA Golf Classic – Girls Build scholarship fundraising opportunity
August 3: After Hours presented by Standard TV & Appliance at the NW Natural Street of Dreams
August 15: Style at The Street @ The NW Natural Street of Dreams
August 24: PWB/NAWIC joint meeting at the NW Natural Street of Dreams
September 15: Home Builders Foundation Trap Shoot presented by Parr Lumber (PWB team)
September 20: PWB Education & Happy Hour presented by Area Floors
October 19: Lunch.Learn.Link
November 9: PWB Annual Breakfast & 2018 Housing Forecast Debrief
December 6: Holiday Pub Tour with the Home Performance Council