January 2015 marks the beginning of the third full year for the Maryland Professional Women in Building Council (PWB). A little idea by Peggy White, principal of Axiom Engineering, in late 2012, tenacity and the hustle to complete the necessary paperwork to charter the Council under the National Home Builders Association (NAHB), turned into a successful new professional organization in Maryland providing educational, networking and even charitable opportunities for women involved in the building industry.

The first year of the Council was incredibly successful, quickly registering in excess of 50 members composed of a diverse group of women professionals, representing a cross-section of the industry, including engineers, architects, land planners, builders, attorneys and various contractor vendors that serve and rely upon the building industry. The Council started with networking events in various locations throughout Maryland targeted at connecting women from different parts of the State. While these events were primarily social to develop its membership base, PWB quickly moved to more substantive programs, including a joint educational program with the previous Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA) entitled Land Development 101. This program was extremely successful and was attended by more than 100 women and men involved in the building industry. PWB closed out its first year with a solid membership and recognition from NAHB, a very productive first year.

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