Chicago Reopening Guidelines

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a new set of operational guidelines as part of the city’s 
Reopening Chicago plan.  The Mayor will discuss the plan at a press conference scheduled for May 27th. These new guidelines coincide with Illinois moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan.

FWC’s Director, Pam McDonough, served on the Reopening Chicago – B2B Working Team along with others from the Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities Industries, and we are grateful for all of their thoughtful input into this plan to get our great city back up and running, as well as to Mayor Lightfoot for her thoughtful leadership during this pandemic.

Click here for the guidelines outlined for the Construction Industry.


News and Resources for Safe Work Environments


The Federation of Women Contractors is committed to advocating for women-owned businesses and women executives in the construction industry.

The FWC is fully engaged in economic development and public affairs to ensure its members are successful entrepreneurs.

A Message from our President

Welcome to the Federation of Women Contractors! If you are new to our organization you will find us to be a dynamic group of women contractors who work tirelessly to promote opportunities for our members; and if you are already familiar with FWC, then you know this to be true.

We are committed to our membership, working closely with them to source job opportunities, collaborating with government officials on innovative programs and serving on important oversight committees to monitor initiatives and programs. FWC continues to be regarded as an important advocate for women’s business ownership and small business ownership by providing a strong and respected voice on local, state and national legislative issues.

Whether you are a woman-owned contractor, engineer or architect looking for supportive services or networking opportunities, or a prime contractor searching for qualified and available W/M/DBEs, we hope you find this site to be an easy and resourceful tool.


Kay Anagnos, President
Federation of Women Contractors


Community Outreach


Launched in 2012, FWC Cares is a way to highlight the great philanthropic work many FWC members take part in.

Our members have a strong presence in helping others by giving or volunteering, and FWC Cares is a way to spread the good word about what our members are involved in and what interests they have.

The goal of FWC Cares is to share stories. By sharing great stories we hope to unite members with a new bond and form a vehicle to promote good causes within our organization. FWC Cares is here to help all of us grow stronger!

Upcoming events

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2020 Calendar of Events

January 23 - Member Luncheon

February 26 - Springfield Lobby Day

February 27 - Member Luncheon - Walsh Construction Presenter

March 17 - New Member Breakfast - CANCELED

March 26 - Member Luncheon - CANCELED

April 6 - "Marijuana in the Workplace" Workshop - 10:00 am,

McDonald Hopkins LLC, 300 N. LaSalle St., Lower Level Conference - CANCELED

April 23 - Member Luncheon - CANCELED

May 28 - Member Luncheon - CANCELED

August 27 - Member Luncheon - TENTATIVE

September 15 - Annual Awards Event, Women Rock! - - TENTATIVE

September 24 - Member Luncheon  - TENTATIVE

October 22 - Annual Meeting and Election - - TENTATIVE

(Dates subject to change) 














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