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Why Women Build?

Becky Engen
Posted by Becky Engen on 9:05 AM on July 3, 2018

Interested in volunteering with Women Build? Hear great reasons why our staff and committee members enjoy their build days - and why they volunteer again and again. 

Emily, Becky and Erin


"It was so empowering to work alongside other women to build a home. The conversation was effortless, the camaraderie was strong, and not once did I feel intimidated after we started our work together. It was also nice to not have meeting alerts going off every hour!" - Becky, 1st Women Build experience


Anna and Shelby

"What I loved the most about Women Build day was getting to meet other STRONG women that work for Habitat and making new friends." -Anna, 3rd Women Build experience

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"The first thing that pops into mind is that it is so dramatically different is that my daily work is heavily male-dominant. Being surrounded by driven women on site was very empowering." - Teresa, 1st Women Build experience


Anna and Mari

"My favorite thing about Women Build? Bonding and laughing while framing and lifting walls." - Mari, 1st Women Build experience


wb food spread-1

"Our lunch was amazing. I was beyond impressed by what we all brought to the table. I also enjoyed hanging out and working with people in the office and on site that I don't usually get to talk with." - Bryn, 3rd Women Build experience


"I'm not a handy person, and have little experience in anything to do with building so I am always a little apprehensive about what task I will be assigned to.  But I am always surprised at what I can do and what fun it is to work on a build team. The sight supervisors are the best! They give you the confidence and instructions to complete the task. The best part is to see the completed house at the dedication and the happy family that moves in, particularly the children." - Diane, Women Build Committee Member


"I enjoy the camaraderie of working with other selfless women; learning new tricks of the trade; teaching and encouraging women to step out of their comfort zones and do things they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do....all while providing a new adventure for deserving homeowners.  That's what makes me smile and keep coming back!!!"  -CJ, her "bajillionth" Women Build experience & Women Build Committee Member


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Tags: Women of Habitat, 2018

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