women http://wkar.org en Lansing organization offers support, training for women in construction http://wkar.org/post/lansing-organization-offers-support-training-women-construction <p>The <a href="http://www.nawic.org/nawic/default.asp">National Association of Women in Construction</a>, or NAWIC, has built a support network of more than 140 chapters around the world to assist women in the largely male-dominated construction fields. The organization was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry in Fort Worth, Texas. NAWIC’s <a href="http://www.lansingnawic.com/">Lansing chapter</a> became Michigan’s first in 1971. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:32:13 +0000 Current State 50159 at http://wkar.org Lansing organization offers support, training for women in construction Michigan played early part in women’s suffrage http://wkar.org/post/michigan-played-early-part-women-s-suffrage <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-28e0-6614-3ca5-2eba23022cbb"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michigan women received the right to vote on this day—Nov. 5, 1918— 95-years ago. Michigan was one of the earlier states to approve women’s suffrage.</span></span> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:13:11 +0000 Current State 44833 at http://wkar.org Michigan played early part in women’s suffrage Lansing leaders inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame http://wkar.org/post/lansing-leaders-inducted-michigan-womens-hall-fame <p></p><p></p><p>Tonight, the <a href="http://www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/hc/">Michigan Women&rsquo;s Hall of Fame</a> in Lansing will induct six new nominees to its ranks.&nbsp; Two are high-profile women from Lansing. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:46:44 +0000 Current State 43907 at http://wkar.org Lansing leaders inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Women in STEM fields look to increase their ranks http://wkar.org/post/women-stem-fields-look-increase-their-ranks <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This fall, Michigan State University&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.egr.msu.edu/"> College of Engineering</a> enrolled some 1,300 freshmen.&nbsp; More than 200 of those students are women. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:31:40 +0000 Current State 43853 at http://wkar.org Women in STEM fields look to increase their ranks Neighbors in Action: Women's Center of Greater Lansing http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-womens-center-greater-lansing <p></p><p>Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the<a href="http://www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org/"> Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. </a>The non-profit offers a variety of services including counseling, employment assistance, even auto maintenance classes for women in the Lansing area. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em><a href="http://www.wkar.org/programs/current-state">Current State</a></em> speaks with executive director Cindie Alwood.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:51:11 +0000 Current State 42126 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Women's Center of Greater Lansing