Washington, D.C. – On December 21, 2023, the International Code Council and Women in Plumbing & Piping (WiPP) signed an MOU to collaboratively promote opportunities for women to pursue successful careers in the plumbing industry. This partnership advances the Code Council’s Safety 2.0 mission to welcome and engage a new generation of members and leaders in building safety and illustrates the Code Council’s commitment to increasing inclusivity within the plumbing and piping industries.
WiPP is a nonprofit membership organization that focuses on the inclusion and support of women in the plumbing and piping industries. Founded in 2022, WiPP’s mission is to provide a community of connection and empowerment for women in those trades to thrive personally and professionally.
The Code Council will work with WiPP to help bring the plumbing and piping industries to a new level of excellence by advancing gender inclusivity in the trades. As a founding sponsor, the Code Council will provide resources, support, training and educational opportunities to better serve WiPP’s and the Code Council’s members and stakeholders.
“This collaboration reflects a shared commitment to advancing standards and inclusivity within the plumbing and piping industries,” said Kim Gill, Executive Director, Women in Plumbing & Piping. “By joining forces with the Code Council, WiPP is poised to make an even greater impact, ensuring that women continue to play an essential role in shaping the future of these vital trades.”
“This relationship is the latest in a series of actions we’ve taken to continue our long-time support of the plumbing industry,” said Code Council Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Executive Director, Matt Sigler. “We are thrilled to begin this relationship with WiPP and help support their mission of advancing gender inclusivity in the plumbing field.”
More information on Women in Plumbing & Piping can be found here.
Learn more about the Code Council’s plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, swimming pool & spa, and private sewage disposal codes here.
About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.
About Women in Plumbing and Piping
Women in Plumbing and Piping, founded in 2022, is driven by visionary women committed to creating a thriving community for women in the plumbing and piping industries. WiPP members are advancing the industry to new levels of excellence by supporting and promoting the contributions of women as an essential component in shaping the future of these trades.