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Professional Women in Construction

PWC is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity in the architecture, engineering, construction, and related fields. Fourteen industry leaders in Chicago came together in 2021 to extend that mission to the first midwestern chapter. Our vision is implemented by actively engaging our members in career development, hosting events that facilitate connection and foster open conversation, and providing leadership opportunities on member-driven committees. We welcome all genders in our membership - together we can do more to support women in our industry!

Member Benefits


Inspiring & Inclusive Programming

Member Center

Leadership & Networking Opportunities

Job Board

Mentorship Program

We support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction and related industries.

Member Spotlight

May 2024

Mariella Ochoa

Senior Project Engineer / Gilbane Building Company

Mariella Ochoa is a Senior Project Engineer with Gilbane Building Company providing support to project teams across multiple sectors with past experience at The Orchard, Northwestern Medicine’s Ronald McDonald House, and 100 Mill in Tempe, Arizona. She is currently part of the team for the redevelopment project at 10/120 South Riverside Plaza, a two-building, 1.4M square foot office complex situated adjacent to the Chicago River where a multi-phased renovation will add all-season amenities and enhance the tenant experience.

Mark Your Calendar

DEI Candid Convo

Explore the crucial role of allyship within the construction industry at our June DEI Candid Convo.

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June Member Connect

Join PWC Chicago for our June Member Connect!

More details coming soon.

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Pop-Up Happy Hour

Grab a drink with PWC to learn about our Mentorship Program, meet new people, and have some fun!


Upcoming Events

Learn more about PWC Chicago and how we support, advance, & connect women & promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction & related industries.

PWC Winter Social 2023. Photo © Tipping Point Photography.