Professional Women in Building

PWB Luncheon at PCBC
June 6, 11:30-1:00pm, San Diego, CA
"Stress Less, Laugh More"

Learn more

The Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is an organization dedicated to enhancing the roles of both women and men in the building industry by fostering personal and professional networking relationships while promoting a positive image of the building industry through community outreach, educational programs and political awareness.

Operating under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the Council offers numerous opportunities to our members:

  • Increase your business contacts...PWB events bring together a wide cross- section of potential clients and teaming partners representing all aspects of the building industry.
  • Learn and develop professionally...The PWB Council workshops and educational events are geared towards the types of relevant, real world issues that affect us all. Scholarships are available for continuing education.
  • Grow or hone your leadership skills...Join a Board or a committee and help make things happen. Enjoy the camaraderie of working with other professional women in a supportive atmosphere.
  • Help and encourage others...The PWB Council works in direct partnership with local charities such as HomeAid and Habitat for Humanity as well as supporting the efforts of the California Housing Foundation and CBIA.
  • Stay informed about local and political issues affecting the building industry...The PWB Council participates in CBIA Board & Committee meetings held three times per year to set association policy related to a myriad of industry issues.
  • Your annual dues include memberships at both the state and national levels along with the corresponding benefits offered.


CBIA PWB Board Members at the 2013 Spring CBIA meeting in Sacramento
(Left to right) Donna Wetzel (Vice President), Cassandra Grauer (President), Lee Terry (Advisor & Membership), Jan Gruen (Immediate Past President), and Terri Everhart (Secretary)

California leads the National, State and Local Associations
(Left to right) Cassandra Grauer (CBIA PWB President), Linda Hebert (NAHB PWB President), and Terri Everhart (BIABA PWB President)

Contact Us

For more information about the CBIA Professional Women in Building, please contact any of the CBIA PWB Board Officiers:

Cassandra Grauer, Shore Consulting,

Vice President:
Donna Wetzel, First American Natural Hazard Disclosure,

Terri Everhart, Home Team Pest Defense,

Immediate Past President:
Jan Gruen, SSL Law Firm LLP,

NAHB PWB President:
Linda Hebert, Diversified Marketing,