Professional Women in Building Council

Welcome to the Professional Women in Building Council
of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association!




The Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) of Central Oklahoma is a diverse network of home building industry professionals representing OKC’s vision of support for our residential construction industry locally, state-wide, and nationally. Members have begun to make meaningful strides to build a more diverse workforce, mentor the next generation of building professionals, and bring awareness to the important role women and other serve in the construction industry. PWB meetings are held every other month and include educational luncheons and social networking events. PWB events – and all other COHBA events – can be found at

Benefits of PWB Membership:
Connection – Through peer-to-peer interactions and community initiatives, relationships are cultivated to inspire members to great accomplishments – both professional and within PWB.
Success – The PWB council helps members gain a competitive edge through connections to building industry resources, research and partnerships. PWB members’ earnings are 22% higher on average.
Networking Opportunities – Include: Monthly subcommittee conference calls, Face-to-face events, The International Builders’ Show, PWB Week, Women in Residential Construction Conference (WIRC), Online networking, PWB member directory, and more.
Awards/Grants/Recognition – Include: Local council & individual leadership awards competitions, Women of the Future continuing education grant, Women of the Future member leadership, Travel grants, PWB SPIKE awards, and more.

PWB Membership Dues:
$75/year per individual
($50 of your dues support benefits provided by PWB of the National Association of Home Builders)
Individuals applying for PWB membership must hold a membership with COHBA and/or work for a company who holds a full COHBA membership.

To join the PWB Council of COHBA, download and complete the PWB Membership Application.
Completed applications may be emailed to
Or mail completed application and membership dues to:
420 E. Britton Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73114


PWB 2021 Leadership:
Christy Howell, Chair
CRH Design + Build

Cecilia Bridge, Vice Chair
Metro Appliances & More

Chasity A. Cooper, Secretary/Treasurer
Homeworx Sales & Leasing

Marla Esser Cloos, Immediate Past Chair
Green Home Coach


PWB Impacts and Initiatives

Build My Future OKC
A hands-on approach for students interested in the construction trades.
To encourage the youth of OKC by inspiring them to pursue professional careers in the skilled trades and education our youth of ALL their opportunities.
For more information, go to

Women Build with Habitat for Humanity
Help build a house working side-by-side with the new homeowner and other volunteers. No experience required! Volunteers work under the guidance of a construction professional or team. Family and friends encouraged to participate. This is a great way to serve our community!
CLICK HERE to volunteer for Women Build 2020!

PIVOT, A Turning Point for Youth
A tiny home community for OKC’s homeless youth adults built by local construction industry developers, builders, designers, suppliers and contractors.


Download PWB Information:
PWB Brochure (brochure coming soon!)