Women Build

Thank you! We hope you’ll join us in 2023!

Women Build is a community of Seattle-King County women and organizations coming together to empower one another, make an impact, and change lives. The women of King County fund projects, build homes, and revitalize neighborhoods working side-by-side with our homeowners and volunteers.

Founded in 1991 by Habitat for Humanity, Women Build is a program that encourages the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes.

Nationwide, more than 60% of Habitat homeowners are female heads of household. As homeowners complete sweat equity hours and receive construction training, they gain the skills and confidence to maintain their homes.

We are excited to announce our schedule of events for this year’s Women Build. We hope you will join us for one or more of our events! Thank you all for stepping up to empower women and build an affordable future for families in King County!

Women Build 2020 event

Women Build seeks to bring that sense of strength and self-reliance to all people. 

Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors!

Women Build wouldn’t be possible without the support of our local community and organizations. Find out how you can bring a group, or even sponsor an entire day for the event this year.


What is Women Build?

Women Build is a national program with Habitat for Humanity International that empowers women to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.  Habitat for Humanity’s 14th annual National Women Build Week invites women to get involved – devoting at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.

How does Habitat empower women?

Habitat provides opportunities for hands-on learning, empowering women to succeed in changing their communities. Nationally, over 60% of Habitat homes have women heads-of-household.  Thanks to skills learned while building, these women are better equipped to maintain their homes and gain confidence in their ability to cope with day-to-day situations.

Are men allowed to participate?

Yes, all gender identities are welcome. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude ANYONE from participating. We encourage teams to have 51% women (where possible) to meet program requirements.