Black Women in Construction Empowered by NABWIC

Shown l-r is Diane King-Flowers, President, NE Florida Chapter, NABWIC, Dwayne Alexander, President/CEO Jacksonville Housing Authority and Ken Middleton, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
The National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) hosted its 12th Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hilton Airport Hotel for women of colored to focus on building strategic partnerships in the construction industry on a national level. Hosted by the City of Jacksonville, the meeting included a kick-off reception with local and national guests in attendance and ended with the NABWIC Billion Dollar Virtual Transportation Luncheon. More than 100 women of color and leaders in various construction areas were in attendance onsite and virtually. During the reception, Dewayne Alexander, Interim President/CEO of the Jacksonville Housing Authority spoke to the association, “NABWIC are a group on the move. They plan, they build and with more opportunities these black women in construction can continue to change the foundation of the future,” said Alexander.
NABWIC also honored luncheon keynote speaker Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., Chief Executive Officer with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority with a fine arts print commissioned by Transit Art Expert, Mr. C. J. Latimore.  The luncheon also highlighted and recognized Ms. Rosa Rountree, Chief Executive Officer with Egis Projects, Inc, as the NABWIC Woman in the Spotlight. NABWIC is a Florida-based, non-profit organization, formed in 1991 to address the unique challenges of black women in the construction industry.  To find out more visit

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