The Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) - a networking organization for women in the concrete industry - has announced the call for entries for the third annual Woman of Distinction award.

According to Kari Moosmann, co-founder of WICA, the Award was created to celebrate women in the industry. “We are excited to see a woman in the industry honored by her peers,” said Moosmann. “This Award will reinforce that women are a valued resource in the concrete construction industry.”

WICA co-founder Kimberly Kayler noted that the recipient of the award will signify the spirit of the Women in Concrete Alliance. “WICA was formed to supply information, opportunities and mentoring to women working in the concrete construction industry,” said Kayler. “There are many women that really make a difference for others in the industry, as well as make this is a better marketplace for us all. This Award gives us a chance to celebrate those heroes.”

To submit a nomination for the Woman of Distinction Award, visit the News/Events page. The deadline for all nominations is Dec. 31, 2012. The winner will be announced at the World of Concrete on Feb. 6.

The WICA was started by co-founders Moosmann, former managing editor of Concrete Construction magazine, and Kayler, president of Constructive Communication, Inc. The idea for an ongoing network began with Hanley Wood's Women in Concrete (WIC) event at World of Concrete. Requests for a more continuous connection sparked the idea for the Alliance. WICA strives to go beyond these initial efforts and reach women on a continuous basis to create an industry alliance that serves the needs of all women in concrete.