Professional Women in Building Council

Professional Women in Building Council Leadership


Elizabeth Lawson

Vice President

Brittany Highsmith


Judy Redding


Jody Welch

Honorary Member


Sheila Wilson


Judy Redding

Ways & Means

Missy Easter

Staff Liaison

Sarah Avery

PWB is dedicated to supporting the professional development of women in the home building industry. Meetings are held every 1st Tuesday of the month. The Council consists of women and men who are HBA members (builders and associates) and women and men who are affiliated with an HBA member (employees or extended family).

The Winston-Salem Professional Women in Building Council exists for the purpose of being the organization representing women in the building industry. Assisting in activities of the Home Builders Association at the local and national levels; thereby improving conditions in the home building industry which will result in improving the social, political, and economical welfare of the nation. Encouraging, through educational programs and scholarships, young people to take up careers in the home building industry. Assisting in producing more affordable housing and promoting with other organizations, the private enterprise objectives and ideology of the home building industry. Promoting goodwill, loyalty, and high standards among members

What is the Professional Women in Building Council?

The NCPWB is part of the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council which was chartered in 1955 and has over 1000 members nationwide. The NAHB PWB is a select group of inspiring women who share strategies and solutions to promote, enhance and support professional women in today’s home building industry. The NCPWB is was chartered in 1988 and our dynamic members work in all aspects of the building industry: as builders, remodelers, subcontractors, business owners, marketing experts, interior designers, sales representatives and mortgage bankers.
What We Do:
Benefits of Membership

There are three active local PWB Councils in North Carolina:

Membership is available at any of the local councils or through the NCPWB. When you join either a local council or NCPWB, you are automatically a member of the National Professional Women in Building.

Click here for a NCPWB New Member Application.

Contact Gisela Lopez for more information about PWB council membership.

PWB College Scholarships

Lewis and Wanda Merit Award Scholarship

The Professional Women in Building of the Home Builders Association of Winston Salem awards the Lewis & Wanda Wilson Merit Award Scholarship to a qualifying student from the Kennedy Campus or Career Center.

Qualifying students must be enrolled in construction-related studies at a Forsyth Technical Community College. The Professional Women in Building of Winston Salem will be charged with the administration of the scholarships, which will be awarded in accordance with its guidelines and upon the council’s approval.

NC Professional Women in Building Scholarship

If you are a female pursuing a degree in a construction-related field, you may apply for the North Carolina Professional Women in Building Scholarship, administered by the NC Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation. One $500 scholarship will be presented each year to a female applicant.

To be eligible a student must meet the same requirements as outlined in the NCHBECF Scholarship guidelines: