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Our mission is to support the advocacy efforts of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and create a community of individuals dedicated to instilling confidence, fostering inspiration, and advancing professional opportunities for women in building.

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The California Professional Women in Building (PWB) is a council within CBIA. Our national chapter is the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) PWB and our two local chapters are the BIA Bay Area PWB and the BIA Fresno/Madera PWB.

CBIA PWB’s networking events, educational outreach, scholarship program, and award-winning legislative advocacy efforts are just a few of the many ways we support homebuilding and give back to our community.

Membership to this PWB council requires local BIA and/or CBIA membership and an $80 annual fee, which includes membership to NAHB PWB.

As our industry faces new challenges and opportunities, we encourage women and men in homebuilding and construction to join CBIA PWB’s cause of professional empowerment, leadership, and success in achieving “Housing For All”. Become a member of our council today.


CBIA PWB awards scholarships to students pursuing industry careers and certifications.

*Click here for the 2022 CBIA PWB Scholarship Application and Guidelines*

Our council is a proud supporter of the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) program. CBIA PWB members have raised thousands of dollars and volunteered numerous hours to help educate the next-gen workforce in this 4-year construction curriculum, provided at no cost to high schools by the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF).

You can mentor a construction student today! Join the PWB in our Bridge Corps initiative to volunteer speaking engagements, job site visits, and other valuable mentorship opportunities. Sign up for Bridge Corps here.

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Read our FAQ (frequently asked questions) page to learn more about the CBIA Professional women in Building and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for regular updates and announcements.

Have a question? Contact our council leaders.

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