The Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) met during the North American Concrete Alliance’s (NACA’s) virtual fly-in event last week.

“The group was excited to participate in event,” according to according to Angela Folkestad, Executive Director of the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter and a WICA Steering Committee member. “The steering committee members shared their thoughts on sustainability in the industry, including the connection to climate, transportation funding, workforce development, and trucking.” Click here to see a video presentation.

WICA members also participated in meetings with their respective congressional delegations, Angela said.

With roots dating to a 2005 luncheon held at the World of Concrete, the WICA seeks to connect women in the concrete construction industry.

“Over the last year, the group has been renewed, reformulated, and refreshed to address today’s social issues, and recognizes that their mission goes beyond gender to encompass industry diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Angela said. “WICA’s goal of providing opportunities for networking and growth, as well as inspiration for those choosing the concrete industry as a career path remains strong.”

Get involved by visiting the Women in Concrete Alliance; following WICA on social media (@Women in Concrete Alliance on LinkedIn and @Women in Concrete Alliance on Facebook);  and subscribing to their podcast series, Concrete Connections. To plan a WICA-hosted event at your next meeting or convention, please contact one of the steering committee members listed below:

  • Angela Folkestad, P.E., CO/WY Chapter – ACPA
  • Kimberly Kayler, CPSM, AOE
  • Kim Spahn, P.E., American Concrete Pipe Association
  • Heather Steffek, ACPA – NY State Chapter, ACPA
  • Alpa Swinger, PCA
  • Lori Tiefenthaler, Lehigh Hanson, Inc.