Women Of Influence: Construction & Design


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Despite the challenges of 2021, the construction industry is ripe with opportunity – especially for women. A recent study showed that although women are still underrepresented in the construction industry overall, they are making significant progress in becoming leaders. A substantial portion of female executives and construction managers have been in their roles in the last five years, suggesting that companies are more recently promoting women to leadership roles. Furthermore, companies and associations are increasing their efforts to promote women in their organizations and educate young women about the benefits of working in the industry. Plus, the construction industry has managed to avoid the gender pay gap, with women actually making about 1% more than men, in terms of average income.

Although there are obstacles for women to get into construction, women have the potential to solve the industry’s labor shortage. With more and more groundbreaking women chipping away at gendered norms and leveling the playing field, the industry is taking bigger steps at becoming a more diverse and inclusive space for future generations. In this section, we profile some of the key women paving the way.

Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels

Women Of Influence: Construction & Accounting
Joann Atienza- Lendlease
Susan Bartley- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Dr. Giovanna Brasfield- Flatiron Construction
Dawn Brisco- NAC Architecture
Maria Carlson- Pankow Builders
Shara Castillo- ZGF
Hunvey Chen- HOK
Vesna Conroy- Turner Construction Company
Olivia Crever- Howard Building Corporation
Julie Davis- DPR Construction
Janelle de la Guardia- Nadel Architecture + Planning
Christina Delgado- Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA)
Denise DeSisto- Clune Construction
Christie Fischetti- CMPG
Anne Fletcher- HOK
Jacqueline Gonzalez- The PENTA Building Group
Kirstin Harper-Smith- Shawmut Design and Construction
Sonnet Hui- Project Management Advisors Inc.
Leigh Anne Jones- DLR Group
Shafee Jones-Wilson- AECOM
Alison Kermode- Clune Construction
Kaylee Knudsen- Swinerton
Sarah Landsberger- Webcor
Karin Liljegren- Omgivning
Jo-E Lopez- Snyder Langston
Julie Luu- Swinerton
Cheyenne Mangubat- Nadel Architecture + Planning
Natalie Puga- Del Amo Construction
Katie Quinones- W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of California
Jennifer Ries- Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA)
Michele Salas- Suffolk
Graciela Santillan- Webcor
Mealii Seanoa-Sanchez- AECOM
Louise Sharp- HLW
Sejal Sonani- HLW
Jaimie Turner- Turner Construction Company
Jill Wittnebel- Gensler
Annette Wu- NAC Architecture
Erin Young- Clark Construction Group – CA LP

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