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  • January 26, 2018
  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX, San Marcos, Texas, 78666
Architecture, Construction and Engineering are all struggling with a tremendous shortage of skilled talent.  It is more important than ever for organizations to be able to attract, support and retain a talented workforce and to encourage more women to pursue and build vibrant careers in architecture, engineering and construction. Unfortunately, their attrition rate also remains high in these industries.  Developing and retaining a skilled workforce includes identifying and addressing the specific needs of women in our industry.  Man or Woman; Male or Female Brain, I-LinCP’s 3rdAnnual Invest in Women and Watch Them Thrive Forum will give you and your team the tools you need to excel as an Employer of Choice and a roadmap for individual continued career planning and success  .

This unique Forum provides a venue to engage everyone from executives to those just beginning their careers with active, hands-on sessions and vibrant networking with the best and brightest in the A/E/C industry. In our usual I-LinCP Forum style, Keynotes become table participants and table participants become presenters, encouraging participants to assimilate what they are learning. Join local, state and national leaders and subject matter experts as we candidly explore and address the issues affecting women in our industry.


AGENDA  - Friday, January 26, 2018

8:00

Registration and Refreshments

8:30

Welcome Carol Warkoczewski, Shennandoah Goodson

  • Launch of I-LinCP's Circle of Excellence-Invest in Women, Shennandoah Goodson

8:45

Keynote Presentation – Paula Gold-Williams, President and CEO, CPS Energy

9:25

Break

9:40

Presentation and Panel Discussion:  “Build Your Own LIFT”

  • Moderator – Shennandoah Goodson, Endeavor Management
  • Presenter - Amy Avery, Kimley-Horn
  • Panel - Mike Kaiman, Turner Construction
  • Panel - Kimberly Burke, SKANSKA
  • Panel - Wendy Heger, Page

10:40

Presentation:  “It’s Not Just You! Addressing Implicit Bias”

  • Shawna Fletcher, Director, Women in Engineering, Texas A&M University

11:40

Lunch – Nicki Marrone, Alamo Architects, “Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Architects”

12:40

Concurrent Workshops A

1.     “Entre Leadership,” Judy Zimmerman, RVK Architects
2.      “Navigating Sponsorship, Mentoring and the Dirty Deeds In Between” – Moving forward, discussion moderated by Shawna Fletcher

1:40

Break

1:50

Concurrent Workshops B

1.     “Cracking the Confidence Code,” Shawna Fletcher
2.     “NegotiateHer,” Lauren Rada Hasson

3:00

Break

3:15

Guided Table Discussions (guided conference topics; take-aways)

3:50

Table Facilitators Report Out and Open Discussion

4:20

Recap - Ardith Rademacher

4:30 Closing Keynote  –   Shelly Armato, Founder, President and CEO, MySmartPlans

5:00 - 6:30 

Networking Reception (wine and nibbles provided)

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

PAULA GOLD WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT AND CFO
CPS ENERGY

NICKI MARRONE, AIA, LEED AP BC+C
Associate
ALAMO ARCHITECTS

SHELLEY ARMATO
PRESIDENT & CEO
MySmart Plans


Featured Presenters

LAUREN HASSON 

Founder

DevelopHER


CAROL WARKOCZEWSKI 

Founder, I-LinCP

Senior Architect,

City of San Antonio


SHAWNA FLETCHER

Director, Women in Engineering

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY 

Texas A&M University

"Navigating Sponsorship & Mentoring and the Dirty Deeds in Between"

"Cracking the Confidence Code"


KIMBERLY BURKE

Senior Director

SKANSKA

"Build Your Own LIFT"


SHENNENDOAH GOODSON 

Director

ENDEAVOR MANAGEMENT


JUDY ZIMMERMAN

Partner

RVK ARCHITECTS



AMY AVERY

Traffic Engineer

KIMLEY-HORN


ARDITH RADEMACHER

President

ARA, Inc.


MIKE KAIMAN

Vice President

TURNER CONSTRUCTION

"Build Your Own LIFT"



LOCATION 

Embassy Suites San Marcos Conference Center

1001 E McCarty Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666

 Phone:  (512) 392-6450

Room rates from $109/night.


Reserve your room through the hotel website.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

*EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION*

(Available through November 30)

Members:  $150, Non-Member:  $180, Students: $50

Table - $1,000 - Pay for 6, get one free! Reserved table for 7










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*REGULAR REGISTRATION*

Members:  $170

Non-Member $200

Students: $50

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