Thanks for joining us! | Get ready for Women Build 2022!
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.
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!
Highlights from Women Build 2021
DIY Intro to Power Tools
Two of our female AmeriCorps, Cari & Faren, show us how to use three of the most common tools we use at our sites: Impact Driver, Drill, Multi Tool, and Circular Saw. Our AmeriCorps will lead you through tool safety, how to operate these tools, and what they can be used for. You can take this learning opportunity out to our sites throughout the week or with your own projects at home!
Impact Driver vs. Drill Tutorial
Multi Tool Tutorial
Circular Saw Tutorial
Panel- Women, Housing, and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Habitat SKC hosted Women, Housing, and the COVID-19 Pandemic, bringing together leaders, journalists, and housing advocates from our region to discuss these issues and more.
Better Money Habits with Bank of America
Bank of America, in partnership with non-profit on-line education innovator Khan Academy, provides BetterMoneyHabits.com – a free educational resource aimed at empowering people to be more confident in their financial decision-making. Better Money Habits delivers easy-to-understand information on a wide range of personal finance topics, is 100% objective, is free and does not promote products.
Home Preservation Day
Women of Impact Build Day
This build day is an opportunity for female leaders from across King County to build community while building homes and celebrate the impact that women have toward affordable housing solutions. Female volunteers will come together to build 12 new affordable homes for hardworking, low-income families at our La Fortuna project.
Hear Stories from our Female Homeowners and Women Leaders
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating. We encourage teams to have 51% women (where possible) to meet program requirements.
Thank you to our Women Build Committee
Alma Baker, Regional Banking District Manager, Wells Fargo
Lisa Kenyon, Sr Executive Coordinator, Prime Electric Inc.
Sabrina Seward, VP | Senior Private Wealth, Advisor, US Bank
Linda Hoffner, Senior Property Manager, Wright Runstad & Company
Susan Ralston, Senior Business Consultant, Microsoft
Shaun E. Corry, Chief Compliance Officer & Portfolio Analyst, Lesa Sroufe & Company
Lorraine Stewart, SVP, Mortgage Lending, BECU
Lisa Burgess, Corporate Development Officer | Cause Marketing, Habitat for Humanity International
Kat Sims, Habitat Board Member
Kate Horn, Realtor, John L. Scott