March 17, 2021
I’ve been meaning to sit down and write this letter for months. Truth be told, at the beginning of my presidency this past September I wasn’t feeling the optimistic vibe I wanted to engender in this message. COVID numbers were spiking, people continued to lose loved ones, there was a polarizing election on the horizon, and the business landscape remained a huge question mark. If the pandemic has taught me anything it is that we, as an industry, have resiliency in spades. Today, here we are stronger, wiser, focused, and in some critical ways more connected than ever before. As I write this in the middle of WIC (women in construction) Week, meeting high school and college aged students interested in our organization, I couldn’t feel more positive, confident, and proud of the people who comprise our organization now and those who will in the future. We kicked off the year with a lot of firsts and uncertainty. Our first full year of virtual programming, first advisory board, first year of annual corporate sponsors, and our first scholarship fund. I hate to jinx it but it seems that every endeavor we commit to we are hitting out of the park, despite the overwhelming challenges – a testament to the tireless and talented volunteers who make up our board, committees, and membership.
I couldn’t have imagined back in September when things seemed so bleak that our membership would be growing exponentially, the success of our programming, or the insatiable desire for the PWC community to get involved and give back. Thank you, all of you.
To keep our momentum going, I’d like to update you on some exciting recent and upcoming events:
We are also pleased to announce our 2020-2021 board of directors, and our newly appointed advisory board. Our next board of directors and advisory board will continue to play an important role in the leadership and growth of PWC Boston. We are launching our new scholarship program for eligible high school and college aged members imminently. We have our first ever 18-hole golf tournament on the horizon this April and an on-going career series featuring our esteemed advisory board members.
As an all-volunteer co-ed organization, PWC Boston always welcomes and appreciates committee involvement. Some committees, in particular, are looking for additional members. Please reach out to us if you are interested in learning more.
Lastly, we want to thank everyone who sponsored, attended, and supported our events throughout this year. Your continued involvement helps to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the AEC and related industries. Our chapter members and supporters helped PWC Boston grow and succeed in this year, and we are excited to see what the future holds.
President, PWC Boston Board of Directors