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Join us for the 2nd Annual Women Who Build Summit. Interactive, personal and relevant discussion regarding topics that our industry faces today.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:45 AM - 4:00 pm
Where: Wilde Auditorium
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut  06117
United States
Contact: Lisa Harlow

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Women Who Build Summit

2nd Annual Event



7:45am Registration, breakfast and Networking

8:45am Program Start

Lunch Break

4:00pm Program Ends



Members: $100 / Non-Members: $125 (Members, please login prior to registering to receive the member discount.  No adjustments can be provided after registration)




The Construction Institute is excited to announce that Paulette Brown, immediate past president of the American Bar Association (ABA) will be the keynote speaker for our event. Ms. Brown has amazing experiences to share with us. You can learn more about her tremendous accomplishments on the ABA website.  Paulette Brown


This year's topics include: 


Panel 1  - Women in the Industry- Our past, our present, our future


Marcia Kellogg, Moderator

Nancy Clayton, Senior Associate Pickard Chilton Architects

Danielle M. Crafford - Superintendent Gilbane Building Company

Sarah Epifano, Senior Business Development Director SKANSKA

Jezelle Gordon, Student University of Hartford


Panel 2  - Negotiation Skills for the AEC industry


Ava Abramowitz, Professorial Lecturer George Washington University Law School

Conna Weiner, Arbitrator Conna Weiner ADR

Deb Mastin, Attorney Law Office of Deborah Mastin PLLC


Panel 3 – Understanding Your Company’s’ Financials and What They Mean to You 


Linda Ferraro, Moderator, Leading Women

Susan Coleman, University of Hartford Barney School of Business

Rebecca W. Lyman, Cohn Reznick


Panel 4 - A View from the Top and How to get there


                    Nancy Greenwald, Co-Moderator Executive Director Construction Institute

                    Jasmine Tyson, Co-Moderator HRP Associates

Einat Dorobantu, Director Strategy & Implementation Phalcon LTD

Liz Holland, CEO Abbell Associates

Joanna Kripp, Senior Project Executive Gilbane Building Company

Rashda Rana, President ArbitralWomen

Kirsten Waltz, President of U.S. Operations Steffian Bradley Architects


Please visit this link to read our panelists' biographies.


Here’s what last year's attendees had to say:

"It was one of the most inspirational seminars I have been to in some time."

 "I really can't remember the last time I attended an event that was as authentic and motivating." 

 "The choice of speakers and synergy between panelists was stellar.  I returned to work with renewed vigor and purpose."




































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Program attendees are eligible to receive 8 CCM Renewal Points and/or 6 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units for this session.  Program attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the registration table and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.



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