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Published on May 8th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Career Mentoring and Network Building for Women is Key Focus for Luncheon

The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) will host their 48th Annual National Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. NAMC’s annual conference will feature a special Women in Construction Work Session, Luncheon and Awards Presentation. The Luncheon keynote address will come from BMW Manufacturing Co.’s Sly Foster. The special conference feature is open to women at any level of business, both owners and employees. The special Women in Construction segment is presented by Contract Construction, will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Tickets are available in advance at

Sky Foster is Sky Foster has excelled in critical roles at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC since 1993. She is currently Manager of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, and has previously held positions with the company managing Compensation/Working Structures, Benefits, Strategic Planning; Talent Acquisition, Compensation; Training and Recruitment; and Interim VP of Human Resources. Sky Foster has been a corporate leader in industry and a community educator for more than 25 years.

“Building relationships through thoughtful networking and capacity building will help NAMC members and partners thrive well into the future. The 48th National conference will offer practical tools and resources with specific programming designed to support diversity inclusion in the construction industry,” says Linda Graves of the Gilbane Building Company and National Women’s Programming Co-Chair.

The special session for women in construction at the annual conference will feature leading business executives in the government, sports, entertainment, K-12, life science and residential housing. In addition to the trade show, exhibition NAMC will offer matchmaking for market sector opportunities seeking minority participation. Participation at the trade show is FREE however, the matchmaking for market sector opportunities is available for paying NAMC Conference attendees.

This year’s conference is hosted NAMC South Carolina and sponsored by Richland County Government and the City of Columbia. The Conference activities include NAMC Women in Construction Luncheon and Work Session, NAMC Night Out and the Hall of Fame Gala and a FREE Contractors’ Trade Fair.

NAMC is the oldest minority construction trade association, founded in 1969, in the United States with over 50 Hall of Fame members and Legacy Builders and an annual project capacity of over one billion dollars nationally. Through a network of local chapters and in collaboration with strategic and corporate partnerships, NAMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy, and contractor development training.

For more information about NAMC’s 48th Annual National Conference, please visit or contact Courtney Young of ForeSight Communications at 803-261-4180 or


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