On January 22nd, Construction Specifications Institute is hosting a Women in Construction Event at TopGolf in Hillsboro, Oregon from 6pm to 9pm.
The Goal: If you are a leader in the AECO industry, you should bring an employee from your company. If you are an employee in the AECO industry, you should bring your leader. This is a women in construction event, but we are opening it up to anyone who wants to come and participate in the conversation.
BigRentz took a close look at Engineering News-Record’s Top 100 contracting firms and Fortune 500 companies. 44% of these top companies have women in executive roles such as vice president and director. However, only 16% have women in C-level roles like chief financial officer and chief marketing officer and only 3 of them are CEOs. Furthermore, only 3% of companies have a female construction manager. Source: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/construction-needs-more-women/
We will be discussing these and other statistics on women in construction and providing resources to hopefully help increase the number of women in positions of leadership in the construction industry. There will be a pre-recorded speech from Tom Price of Jacobs discussing the issues. There will also be a panel discussion from local women leaders in the AECO industry:
- Jennifer Willard of Intel
- Amy Winterowd of JE Dunn
- Dana Johnson of Quantum Construction
- Kim Wall of Interface Engineering
- Ali LaManna of Emerick & Portland Chapter President of CSI.
Tickets will cover one drink per person (beer or wine), plenty of appetizers, two hours of golf, as well as the opportunity to network with leaders in the AECO industry. So far we have groups from the following companies that plan to be in attendance: PACE, Swinerton, Skanska, PAE, Fortis, Emerick, Walsh, LSW, Jacobs, Intel and OHSU.
We are looking for sponsors. Please let me know if your company is interested. We will be happy to put your company logo on all promo material. Sponsor tiers include: Platinum ($500 and above), Gold ($499-$250) and Silver sponsors (Anything under $250).
Net proceeds will be going to Girls Build (Portland) and Girls Garage (Berkeley).
6:00 – 6:10 Keynote: Explanation of Event, Donations, & Thanks to Sponsors
6:10 – 6:20 Prerecorded speech from Tom Price of Jacobs
6:20 – 7:00 Panel of Local Women Leaders in the AECO Industry
7:15 – 9:00 Networking & Golf
8:45 – 9:00 Raffle Prizes
First Round is on Portland CSI!
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