Paying it Forward with PWB Mentorship Program

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A round of applause for the GHBA Professional Women in Building Council (PWB). The PWB is proud to be the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for 2022. The homebuilding industry, traditionally dominated by men, is recognizing the vital importance of gender diversity and inclusivity. Having women actively involved in the homebuilding industry is not just a matter of equality; it brings numerous benefits to the industry, society, and individuals themselves.

Members of GHBA’s Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) board of directors. Left to right are: D’Ann Brown, Sindee Cox, Roxanne Plasencia, McCalle Fryar, Nubia Heinz, Sherry Pruitt, Sara Green, Jennifer Taylor, and Laurie Wilson

The continued growth of the GHBA Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) is being noticed on a national level. Sitting at 350+ members, the PWB continues to look for ways to offer learning, networking, and personal growth opportunities for its members.

As the largest in the country, one of the most exciting tasks to get underway this year is the mentorship program.


In today’s rapidly changing employment landscape, mentorship plays a crucial role in professional development and career success. While mentorship can take various forms, one particularly impactful approach is woman-to-woman mentorship. Women face unique challenges and barriers in the workplace, and having experienced women mentors can provide invaluable guidance, support, and empowerment.

“When women receive mentorship and support, they are more likely to pay it forward by becoming mentors themselves. This perpetuates a cycle of empowerment and helps bridge the gender gap in our industry.”

Sherry Pruitt, PWB Vice President

By sharing their own experiences and offering advice, the chosen mentors can help mentees develop strategies to overcome challenges and thrive in their chosen fields within the building industry and learn of new ones as well.

“Our goal with our mentorship program through the PWB is to foster a sense of solidarity and community among women in our industry. We hope to create a supportive network where mentees can find encouragement, validation, and motivation.”

Jennifer Taylor, PWB President

Creating multiple well thought out events throughout the calendar year, PWB hopes that it allows members to attend those that work for their various schedules and interests.

From online learning sessions to in-person networking events, the PWB continues to grow in numbers as they strive to provide invaluable support, and empowerment to all its members in the homebuilding industry.

Those looking to join PWB or the mentorship program can email Jennifer Boggs, GHBA director of builder programs.