3rd Annual Women Who Build Summit – Power Grid to Success
Join us for this inspiring day filled with women leaders making a difference in the A/E/C Industry and beyond.
Panel 1 - Harnessing the Power of Business Owners
Learn leadership lessons from our panel of women business owners about what inspires them, the challenges they've faced and the rewards of running a business.
Diane Petra, Business Development, Petra Construction Corporation, Moderator
Cindy Hersom, President, Dicin Electric Co., Inc.
Karin Patriquin, Principal, Patriquin Architects
Jennifer Pinck, President, Pinck & Co.
Joyce Reynolds, Owner, Reynolds Welding and Fabrication LLC
Panel 2 - Interactive Presentation: Asserting Your Value
Compensation, promotion - how can we be confident in our discussions? Our expert coaches share their knowledge and experience in leading women to success in an interactive session.
Joy Kacik, Certified Professional Coach, Kacik Consulting Services
Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, KardasLarson LLC
Panel 3 - Women Innovators Transforming Our Industry
How is technology changing the face of our industry? What does it mean for you? Our panel of women innovators are trailblazers at the cutting edge of change in our industry.
Laura Pirie, Principal, Pirie Associates Architects, Moderator
Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, Microdesk
Deb Gearty, Build Better Ambassador, DIRTT
Ginger Chicos, VDC Engineer, Gilbane Building Company
Allison Scott, Director Market Strategy, Skanska USA Building
Panel 4 - Giving Back: Sharing Our Power
We can use our skills to make a difference in the world. Come hear from our panel of industry leaders how they use their unique skills to give back to the community.
Lindsey Fortunato, Director of Planning & Strategy, Fortunato Construction, Moderator
Medria Blue-Ellis, Principal, Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS)
Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, Microdesk/United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Cathy DeFrances, Assoc. Director of Business Dev., Fuss & O'Neil EnviroScience/ACE Mentor Program
Julia Jack, Assistant Project Controls Specialist, WPS USA/Habitat for Humanity
Ellen Feldman Ornato, Founding Partner, The Bolder Company Inc.
Jenny Drescher, Founding Partner, The Bolder Company Inc.
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7:45 Registration Breakfast
8:40 Networking Interaction
8:50 Keynote Speaker - Melody Currey
9:15 Panel #1
10:45 Panel #2
Noon Keynote Speaker - Dr. Anamaria Popescu
12:45 Networking Interaction
1:30 Panel #3
2:50 Panel #4
4:00 Networking Interaction
4:10 Prizes, Raffles, Networking
4:30 Wine, Cheese, Networking
Program Attendance Credit
Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider, CCM Recertification Point Provider and NYS approved sponsor of CE - NYS sponsor # 9040
Program attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.