Lowcountry Chapter of Professional Women in Building Formed

Staff Report

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

On June 16th, fourteen women of the Lowcountry made history when the charter for the Lowcountry Chapter of the Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) was ratified. In an industry typically dominated by men, the PWB will be the voice of women in the building industry. It is dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members through education, professional development and networking opportunities. PWB of the Lowcountry will help members acquire and develop invaluable leadership and business management skills that boost career success. The council will also offer various recognition programs on a local and national level. 

“We have a fantastic group of women in the Lowcountry who we were not really engaging with on a regular basis,” said Meg James of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association. “We needed to give women a platform to assist each other, a support group of like-minded individuals who can help each other succeed”

The Lowcountry chapter of PWB is the first association of its kind in South Carolina. According to recent studies released by the national chapter, company earnings of PWB members are 22% higher than those who are not members. PWB members agree that they are more successful business professionals because of the support they receive from peer members. They share strategies and business solutions through education, networking, publications, mentoring and legislative awareness.

The membership drive for the PWB will kick off today July 6, 2020. To find more information visit https://database.hhahba.com/groups/GroupRoster/women-s-council-7