MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry will have a strong presence at this year’s MCAA Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ March 3-7, 2019. Check out the list of activities available to participants.
Women Leaders Shape the Future of Women in the Mechanical Industry
Twenty-five of MCAA/MSCA’s top women leaders and manufacturer-supplier executives met this week in Arizona to shape the future of Women in the Mechanical Industry. Excitement was evident throughout the event as the attendees shared challenges and inspiring stories of success and accomplishments in their own businesses. Through brainstorming and strategic sessions, the attendees discussed an array of programming options to help women in the industry advance their careers, network, share resources and mentor young women entering the industry. Attendees left the event with a renewed sense of community and a new network of peers. Stay tuned for additional information about WiMI events and programs for the coming year.
More than 200 tradeswomen enjoyed a dinner cruise for UA members attending the 2018 Women Build Nations Conference. Members of MCAA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative Steering Committee who represented the association at the event enjoyed meeting and talking with the women and hearing their stories of why they joined the trade and their aspirations for the future.
MCERF, MCAA’s non-profit Foundation, quietly and generously funds some of the most important initiatives benefiting the association’s members. This support is championed by MCERF’s 12-member Board of Trustees. You probably don’t know them…but you should!
MCAA and the UA Partner on Women Build Nations Conference Event
MCAA and the UA will cosponsor a dinner cruise for UA and MCAA representatives attending the 2018 Women Build Nations Conference. Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative Steering Committee members will represent us at the event, which takes place October 12-14, 2018 in Seattle, WA. The conference offers opportunities for women in the trades and industry stakeholders to network and share challenges and experiences.
Marjorie Banda, a freshman in Ferris State University’s HVACR program, was the recipient of this year’s MSCA Scholarship in recognition of her scholastic achievement. In a thank you letter to MSCA Executive Director Barbara Dolim, Marjorie noted that, “Supporting females like myself in STEM programs instills confidence in women that indeed the industry does believe that women do have the potential to contribute to the industry.”
Kathleen (Kathy) McCauley was unanimously elected to MCAA’s Board of Directors this week. She is the President of McCauley Mechanical Construction, Inc., a full-service mechanical contractor based in Bridgeview, IL, In addition to serving on MCAA’s Project Managers Education Committee, Kathy is a member of the Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative Steering Committee.
Introducing the Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative Page
MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative has a new home on the MCAA website! If you’re a woman executive or employee of an MCAA/MSCA member company, this page will keep you up to date on our efforts to enable women in the mechanical industry to further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA.
Contractor Magazine Features Organizations that Empower Women
An article in Contractor Magazine featured organizations that support women in our industry, including MCAA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry initiative!
Targeted Programming for Women Professionals Continues at MSCA18
If you’re a woman executive or employee of an MCAA/MSCA member company and you’re headed to MSCA18, join us for a luncheon and discussion on Monday, October 22. This is a unique opportunity to develop some important connections! The event continues MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry initiative, a forum to enable women in the mechanical industry to further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA.