$25,745 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 128 people in 11 months
Created August 14, 2018

NAWIC National is proud to host this campaign and we invite you to join us. We are calling on all of our members, chapters, and supporters to help NAWIC reach its goal of $40,000 to become an official sponsor of this groundbreaking documentary film. 100% of your donations go directly to the project.


This year at NAWIC, we have put the focus on how we can "Make A Measurable Difference." So what better time than now for NAWIC to put our money where our mouth is by supporting a very special initiative. HARD HATTED WOMAN  is the first theatrical-length documentary film to tell the story of women who are breaking down gender barriers in the blue-collar construction trades. The film will go on to tour at festivals and have nationwide community screenings, as it builds a strong outreach campaign to support visibility, recruitment, and positive change for women in the industry. NAWIC will not only benefit from the exposure gained through this partnership, but more importantly, we will be demonstrating our commitment to supporting our tradeswomen sisters. NAWIC needs to be present in this film and its mission.



This film has been years in the making, and has received generous support along the way from companies such as Timberland PRO, Turner, Structuretone, Dragados, and more. The film has also received grants from The NoVo Foundation, Fork Films, and New York State Council for the Arts.

The director-producer Lorien Barlow has raised over 75% of the total budget and is now in the process of raising $100,000 in finishing funds for story editing, music composition, sound mixing, coloring, etc. The film is entirely shot and being edited as we speak, and our goal of $40,000 will ensure that the filmmakers can keep working steadily towards the finish line. Many of us have been eagerly following this project for years, and now is our chance to help send it out into the world.



NAWIC’s 2017/18 approved budget is committing $10,000 to this campaign.
If every NAWIC chapter donated $250, we would easily reach our goal of $40,000.

Please post this campaign to your chapter's social media page or share in a group email. But you don't need to coordinate with your chapter in order to donate on its behalf right now. You can simply donate any amount you wish as an individual (or a company), and simply note your chapter affiliation at the time of payment. If your chapter ends up exceeding its goal, fantastic! Every dollar is needed.

However you choose to donate, please be sure to include your NAWIC affiliation in parentheses next to your name at the time of payment, so we can properly track and acknowledge all contributions. Ex: Jane Jones (0135) or Jane Jones (Baltimore).

Don't worry if you're not a NAWIC member, you can still support the project by donating here !



The enduring legacy of NAWIC's support of this project, beyond the film itself, will include:

1) Special thanks to NAWIC in the end credits of the film
2) NAWIC logo on the Hard Hatted Woman website 
3) A permanent and dedicated page on the film's website thanking each and every member and/or company who donated to this campaign, including NAWIC affiliation by state and chapter
4) An ongoing partnership with the film, which will reach audiences within and beyond the construction community through screenings and panel discussions at campuses, companies, non-profit organizations, and NAWIC chapters across the country.


Once you've donated, be sure to follow the film on Facebook  and Instagram  @HardHattedWoman!!
You can also stay updated on its progress via email by subscribing here .
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To My Wonderful Donors,

I wanted to send you all an update on the campaign's progress! The campaign is at the 1-month mark and we have raised nearly $20,000!! I'm joyfully overwhelmed and deeply grateful for all of this NAWIC love and support. It has been so wonderful to receive support and words of encouragement from so many Chapters and members from all over the country, and to connect with you all on Facebook. It really does take a village, and I feel so very lucky to see the film embraced by this very big NAWIC family!

Some of you wrote with concerns that the campaign deadline was approaching. I wanted to assure you all that there is no deadline for this campaign. We will keep accepting donations as long as they keep rolling in, which they still are!

While we may not reach our stretch goal of $40,000, we are VERY close to reaching our minimum goal of $25,000--that's the number NAWIC needed to reach to become a top-level sponsor, and I am confident that we will reach it! Anything above and beyond that is gravy :)

Please continue to share the campaign with your NAWIC friends and colleagues, and please be sure to follow the project on Facebook @HardHattedWoman to stay connected as we roll on! Recently, we posted the very exciting news that Autodesk has become a major sponsor!

I can hardly express enough gratitude to NAWIC on behalf of Team Hard Hatted Woman for helping this project move forward to become a reality. The best is yet to come.

Sincerest thanks,

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Hello dear wonderful donors!

I just wanted to give a big heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who helped the campaign get off to a strong start and helped build the momentum.

We're now officially at the end of Week 1. NAWIC National kicked-off the campaign with $10,000 and since then we've raised $1,250 more. Our goal is to raise $5,000 more in Week 2. So we've got to keep that momentum building!

We've gotten over 200 shares on Facebook and it's showing, with donations coming in more steadily every day. So if you haven't already shared the campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, and with your NAWIC chapter sisters, please do, it really makes a difference!

Thank you all so much for being among the first to support the project. It means the world to me and the Hard Hatted Woman team.


Lorien Barlow
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Created August 14, 2018
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