The world of BIM is rapidly growing, with more and more people integrating the most cutting edge technology into their architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) projects. Despite the advancement of the technology itself, a challenge that persists is the low number of women in AEC and technology in general. Global eTraining is excited to support an initiative as important as Women in BIM (WiB), you can sign up as a WiB supporter when you visit our booth (AE 314) at AutoDesk University 2019!
When you stop by our booth, you can also sign-up at a WIB supporter to stay connected with this great organization.
What is WiB?
In 2012 the WiB initiative was founded by Rebecca De Cicco, as a global online community, to support, empower and celebrate female BIM and digital construction professionals. WiB is committed to supporting women’s career options and learning development opportunities with the goal of developing a more diverse industry.
There are three key objectives that WiB aims to achieve:
- To encourage and support women in BIM
- To advance and retain women in BIM
- To attract and promote women in BIM
WiB empowers women to strive for their best, and to have a voice within the BIM industry that in turn allows them to progress through a successful career built upon growth and support. WiB welcomes men and women to work towards these objectives, with hundreds of members all over the world. Working together as a group strengthens WiB’s voice, and can have a legitimate impact to help support women.
Susan Brattberg, Founder and Chief Customer Officer at Global eTraining, is a proud WiB ambassador and believes that attracting and retaining more diverse groups of BIM champions will help to improve the industry tremendously.
Developing and supporting women in BIM roles is important. As supporters of WiB, Global eTraining is proud to be part of a community that provides assistance and help to not only keep women in the industry, but let them flourish.
Visit our booth at AU2019 to meet Rebecca De Cicco and learn more about how you can get involved and join the WiB movement! You can also stay up to date with Women in BIM by following them on twitter @WomenInBIM and by joining the Women in BIM LinkedIn group.