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 Export to Your Calendar 2/22/2018
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:45 am - 5:30 pm
Where: Goodwin College
1 Riverside Dr
East Hartford, Connecticut  06118
United States
Contact: Nancy Greenwald

Online registration is available until: 2/22/2018
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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.


Our Prestigious Keynote Speakers:


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                             Melody A Currey                                            Dr. Anamaria Popescu, PE, PMP, PSP

                Commissioner State of Connecticut                          Director, Berkeley Research Group


2018 Panels Include the following Distinguished Speakers

Panel 1  - Harnessing the Power of Business Owners

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

Joy Kacik, Certified Professional Coach, Kacik Consulting Services

Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, KardasLarson LLC

Panel 3 -  Women Innovators Transforming Our Industry

Laura Pirie, Principal, Pirie Associates Architects, Moderator

Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, Microdesk

Deb Gearty, Build Better Ambassador, DIRTT

Ashley Phelps, Lean Practices Manager, Gilbane Building Company

Allison Scott, Director Market Strategy, Skanska USA Building

Panel 4 -  Giving Back: Sharing Our Power

Lindsey Fortunato, Director of Planning & Strategy, Fortunato Construction, Moderator

Medria Blue-Ellis, Principal, Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS)

Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, Microdesk/UNHCR

Cathy DeFrances, Assoc. Director of Business Dev., Fuss & O'Neil EnviroScience

Julia Jack, Assistant Project Controls Specialist, WPS USA/Habitat for Humanity



Members: $125 / Non-Members: $165 

Members, please login prior to registering to receive the member discount.

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7:45AM     Registration Breakfast

8:45AM     Welcome

12:45PM   Lunch

4:00PM     Networking Prizes and Cocktail Hour


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.





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