Professional Women in Building

2020 Leadership

President – Amber Harris

Vice President – Miranda Kempton
Treasurer – Judy Redding
Secretary – Jody Welch
Bylaws – Sheila Wilson, Judy Redding
Ways & Means – Missy Easter

Staff Liaison / RSVPs: Gisela Lopez, 336.464.8002

professionalwomeninbuilding_bannerPWB 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

Link to: NAHB Professional Women in Building

Interested in participating in HBAWS Committees and Councils? Complete form to sign-up: Committee Sign Up Sheet

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.

 BUILD-PAC Fundraising  Networking Opportunities
 Scholarship Fundraising  Building Women Magazine
Legislative Advocacy  Scholarship Awards to council and individual members
 Support of Local Councils  Educational Opportunities
Support of Construction Competitions  Professional Development

There are three active local PWB councils in North Carolina:

  • HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties
  • HBA of Winston-Salem
  • Lake Norman HBA

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.

Learn more about the NAHB Professional Women in Building.

Contact a NCPWB Officer for more information about membership.

Be a Sponsor

Corporate or individual sponsorships of the NC Professional Women in Building are available. Click here to learn more about PWB Sponsorships.

PWB College Sponsorships

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 theNCHBECF Scholarship guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be nominated by an NCHBA member firm.
  2. Nominees shall be immediate family members of NCHBA member firms, related by blood, (i.e. children, step-children, or grandchildren).
  3. Students related by marriage, (ie. son-in-law, daughter-in-law, etc.) shall not be eligible.
  4. Immediate family members of any current trustee of the NCHB Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. shall not be eligible.
  5. Awards are for one year, but scholarship winners may submit a renewal application and be considered for renewal if they make satisfactory progress in their studies.
  6. Only full-time students will be considered. NCHBA defines a full-time student as one taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.