CAWIC Committees

Bursary & Awards

Awards bursaries to female students enrolled in a construction-related field; prepares an information packages and application form for distribution to colleges and universities; reviews applications and selects award recipients; arranges a presentation of the awards at a general meeting.

Director: Christina Kontogeorgopoulos
Contact: [email protected]


Extensions of CAWIC from coast to coast.

Implements local Programs, Events, Networking and Building Relationships with CAWIC to increase national coverage while supporting Women in Construction.

Director: Kristen Hallberg
Contact: [email protected]

Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Committee is charged with planning, developing and managing the connections with and between CAWIC members, educational institutions, women’s initiatives, resources, unions, and various community organizations. If you are looking for resource relating to the construction industry, believe that your initiative would benefit from the help of CAWIC, or would like a speaker (or would like to speak on behalf of CAWIC) for your event, please contact the Community Outreach Director.

Director, Leah Traviss
Contact: [email protected]

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DEI)

CAWIC is committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We will accomplish this by welcoming diverse voices and seeking new perspectives. By uniting our voices, knowledge, and resources, we are committed to:

  • Breaking down barriers in the industry
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Increasing the representation of women in the construction industry
  • Fostering an environment that has zero tolerance for discrimination, racism, and prejudice
  • Ensuring that all members are heard and feel safe expressing their concerns

With the goal of a culture that is open, inclusive, and respectful while continually striving to learn, grow, and improve our understanding.

Director: Lisa Laronde
Contact: [email protected]

Industry Relations

The Industry Relations Committee is responsible for connecting with industry related organizations, partners, statistics, research and current legistlation.

Director: Lisa Laronde
Contact: [email protected]

Marketing and Communications

The Marketing and Communications Committee manages the external and internal communications for CAWIC. This includes social media accounts, event and activity posters, announcements and materials, website updates, and the creation and distribution of the quarterly CAWIC newsletter. The Director and Committee Members work promote the CAWIC brand and message to Members and others, and create clear, concise, relevant, interesting news and communications within CAWIC’s organization.

Director: Tania Skapura
Contact: [email protected]

Membership and Sponsorship

The role of Membership is to oversee the growth and development of CAWIC’s membership and sponsorship. Charged with developing strategies for recruitment, managing members and potential members’ inquiries. In addition to this, Membership oversees corporate bundle members and corporate sponsors by developing strategies for recruiting new sponsors, and strengthening relationships with existing sponsors. This is a vital role in fulfilling CAWIC’s mission.

Director: Emma Donnelly
Chair: Maria Williams
Contact: [email protected]


Develops and implements mentoring initiatives which includes a formal mentorship program between experienced and newer members of CAWIC. Further initiatives includes providing new and existing members with links to contacts and opportunities in construction; presents on opportunities for young women in the industry; shares knowledge; provides advice, guidance, information and encouragement to young women on access to careers in construction; encourages all CAWIC members to act as mentors within the Association or outside in the community. 

Director: Laura Krische
Contact: [email protected]


The Programming Committee focuses on educational programs for our members and community. These programs include leadership, career building events, training webinars and site tours.

Director: Stephanie Garraway
Chair: Kelly Martin
Contact: [email protected]

Special Events

The Special Events Committee focuses on the organization and implementation of several key annual events, while supporting both internal and external fundraising efforts of CAWIC, which include the Golf Tournaments, Gala and various social events. 

Director, Kristina Thom
Contact: [email protected]