CHARLESTON, S.C. – More than two dozen women from the Charleston area’s top construction-related companies attended a lunch and learn hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charleston office on Tuesday. The luncheon was a featured event for Women in Construction Week and featured a panel discussion on workplace harassment.

Women in Construction Week was established by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the nation’s foremost professional development and networking organization for women in the construction industry. NAWIC uses Women in Construction Week to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. The week-long event is also a chance for the NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.

The luncheon panel on workplace harassment was comprised of Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Ashley Kelley, Shawn Edwards, Chief Diversity Officer at the Citadel, and Sarah Lowndes, HR Director at CT Lowndes. Womble Bond Dickson attorney Dana Lang moderated the panel.