Earn Scholarships for Students in Your Community

    2021 Scholarship Deadline: JULY 15th

    Local councils and individuals members are encouraged to participate in the annual Council and Leadership Awards competition. Recognition and monetary awards are presented for outstanding legislative programs and outstanding community service. Individual Leadership Awards honor the Council's Woman of the Year, Member of the Year, PWB Executive Officer of the Year, and PWB One to Watch. Monetary awards are distributed to winning councils through the Building Hope Scholarship fund with support from sponsors and members.

  • About Us

    Professional Women in Building is a diverse network of home building industry professionals representing the entire spectrum of work in residential construction. For more than 60 years, members have made meaningful strides to build a more diverse workforce, mentor the next generation of female building professionals, and bring awareness to the important role women serve in the residential construction industry. Members of PWB connect, collaborate and encourage each other through activities that promote, enhance and support home building and women in the industry. 

  • Benefits

  • Be Successful

    Company earnings of PWB members are 22% higher than non-members. the council serves as a conduit to building industry resources, research, and partnerships that help members gain a competitive edge. 

    Be Connected

    Through peer-to-peer interaction, community events, and initiatives, relationships are cultivated to inspire members to accomplish exceptional levels of performance.

    Be Informed 

    Members receive guidance on how to empower women in the workplace and on job sites through leadership and gender diversity forums, member-only publications, leadership training, and professional development opportunities created for women, by women.

  • How to Get Involved


    Take Advantage of In-Person and Virtual Networking Opportunities

    In addition to participating in monthly subcommittee calls and attending national leadership meetings, join membership discussions on Facebook and LinkedIn; search for the group "Official NAHB Professional Women in Building Network". Join an NAHB PWB subcommittee for an opportunity to exchange ideas and develop policies and resources that benefit PWB members. Subcommittees include Communications and Education; Legislative; Membership; and Awards and Recognition. Each subcommittee has regular calls throughout the year and meets in person at the International Builders' Show and the Spring and Fall leadership meetings. 


    Apply for a Continuing Education Grant

    Another category of the annual Council and Leadership Awards competition is the Woman of the Future Education Grant. Members are eligible to apply for reimbursement of up to $500 for taking building-related courses, including NAHB designation programs.