Women in Home Building
The National Association of Home Builders Professional Women in Building (PWB) approves the Cape Fear Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council as an officially chartered member of the National Professional Women in Building Council.
Cape Fear Home Builders Association is excited to announce that on June 17, 2022, the National Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders Professional Women in Building officially approved the local charter for the Cape Fear Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council. As of this date this newly formed chapter is now a National Home Builders Association-affiliated council.
The Professional Women in Building Council is the voice of women in the building industry. They are dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members at the local, state and national levels by offering networking and educational opportunities, legislative awareness, outreach, and professional and personal development.
The Cape Fear PWB chapter is a pivotal group in empowering and supporting women in the building industry through connections and outreach.
“I am so excited about our new PWB Council and the opportunities it offers women in our industry,” says WCFHBA President Steve Swain with Coastal Cypress Building Company. “Women play such a vital role in the home building process, and I believe this will further afford them a voice that will remain strong for generations to come. We are proud of the efforts displayed by our leaders to date and look forward to growing this chapter within the HBA.”
Kate Eames, owner of The Anchor Group and 2022 PWB chair says, “Here in the Cape Fear area, we have lots of professional organizations that provide our building community with networking opportunities. But I’m hoping our PWB organization will provide more than that. More than what we’ve come to expect from other professional groups. We want women to join together to make connections, bond over their passion for this industry, share stories on how they’re making an impact, provide a safe place for them to feel supported and welcomed and empowered. And along the way, contribute to our community by representing women in this sector and encouraging younger girls to pursue this field.”
The council hosted a Charter Celebration at Hi-Wire Brewing on June 29 to celebrate this accomplishment, and more than 70 women were in attendance. To learn more about the Cape Fear PWB and any upcoming events click here.