Women in the Mechanical Industry Initiative

UA-MCAA Event at Women Build Nations Conference a Huge Success

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.

Know Your MCERF Board Members – Professor Kristy Wolfe

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.

Ferris Student Marjorie Banda Receives MSCA Scholarship

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.”

Marjorie Banda

Kathleen McCauley Elected to the MCAA Board of Directors

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.

Kathleen McCauley

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.

Women in the Mechanical Industry Web Page

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!

Women in the Mechanical Industry Reception MCAA18

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.

Women in the Mechanical Industry Logo

Women in the Mechanical Industry Presented Inaugural Scholarships at MCAA18

Anna Rowe, a junior from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Sarah Drummey, a senior from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, each received a $5,000 Women in the Mechanical Industry scholarship. The scholarships, which were presented by Women in the Mechanical Industry Co-Chair Jaimi Lomas, who is also Chair of MSCA, recognize the students’ exceptional scholastic achievement and leadership skills. Women in the Mechanical Industry is a new forum to further enrich the careers of women in the industry through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA.

Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarships MCAA18

MCAA Kicked Off Targeted Programming for Women Professionals at MCAA18

Our association’s leading women kicked off our Women in the Mechanical Industry forum with a networking reception. During the event, women learned how the forum will further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA. Women in the Mechanical Industry also sponsored a special session on two proven career advancement strategies measured to have the strongest payoff for women professionals.

Women in the Mechanical Industry Reception MCAA18