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Welcome to Women in Facility Management

WIFM: Helping Women Excel in Facilities Management

Women in Facilities Management is the only professional organization focused solely on furthering the advancement of women in commercial facilities management careers.

The idea for WIFM grew out of small lunch gathering of female facilities managers during the 2008 International Facilities Management Association World Workplace. These professional women recognized a void in the industry for them to further their professional knowledge, build stronger professional networks and encourage career advancement for women in facilities management.

The result was the launch of Women in Facilities Management. The need for such an organization has been evident in its steady growth. Through the generous funding and support of our sponsors, membership today exceeds 600 and growing.

In 2018, WIFM became a 501C(3) nonprofit, led by its first Board of Directors.

Become a Sponsor: Make A Difference in Our Industry

Expanding our reach and services to women in facilities management is only possible through the generous support of likeminded sponsors. If your company is interested in promoting diversity in the workplace and encouraging career growth opportunities for women in facilities management, we invite you to join us on this mission by becoming a sponsor.  Here’s how you can help.



The world is changing and women are excelling in careers once dominated by men. But even today, facilities management continues to be one of the most male-dominated career paths. A recent study found that men outnumber women nine to one in facilities management leadership roles. But that is changing; like other industries, facilities management faces a shortage of workforce talent and women are increasingly filling those roles as companies recognize the value of more diverse teams.

WIFM is all about helping women become a greater force in facilities management.

We are focused on supporting women to maximize career growth and opportunities in the facilities management field. Our networking and education events bring professional facilities managers together to expand their knowledge base, learn best practices, share project successes and grow their professional network.

It is no wonder that WIFM has grown for the seed of an idea to a thriving nonprofit organization of 600-plus women strong.

Why Join Us?

*Improve your professional knowledge and skills

*Build a network of professional women in your field

*See leading-edge facilities under management by women and hear their stories

*Share your own successes by hosting and speaking at events

*Mentor and support other women in facilities management

Join Now 

WIFM COVID-19 Resource Center

WIFM 9-16-20 Panel on Best Practices from the Facility Front Lines - Part 4

WIFM 7-23-20 Panel on Best Practices from the Facility Front Lines - Part 3

Return to 'Normal'? - Article suggestion from WIFM Vice President Maria O'Callaghan-Cassidy

WIFM 5-14-20 Panel on Best Practices from the Facility Front Lines - Part 2

WIFM 4-9-20 Panel on Best Practices from the Facility Front Lines - Life today and tomorrow with COVID 19

Transcript from the Panel Discussion 4-9-2020 

OSHA Guide on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

DHS / CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance

CDC  - Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility

CDC - Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities Guide

CDC - Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes Guide

IFMA Pandemic Preparedness Manual

WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning

Recovery Readiness - A How-To Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

HOK Article - Workplace Distancing

Gensler Article - How to Build Culture in a Virtual World

Gensler Article - Whats Happens When We Return to the Workplace?

Gensler Article - Will Campus Life Traslate to a Virtual Environment?

Spectrum COVID-19 Analysis

HermanMiller COVID PoV

JLL Workplace Agility

CBRE Future of Furniture 

Hayworth Product Cleaning Guidelines

AHA Engineers - Building Design and Construction Industry Suggested Modifications

Interface - Designing for Distance

Toolkit for Building a Back to Work Playbook

HermanMiller - Workplace strategy insights for COVID-19 and beyond

Gensler Work from Home Survey 2020