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  • When: January 25, 2018
  • Location: 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 4th Annual 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.



KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

MORNING:

Lauren Hasson

Founder
Develop[HER]
                        

Learn to Build Your Value + Become an Asset at Work







Far too many of our nation’s best and brightest women work as hard as they can to advance their careers without really understanding how important it is to build their value and communicate their worth. It’s time to teach women how to work smarter, not harder, to become more effective and invaluable to the companies they work with.

Lauren shares her personal story of going from zero network, zero skills, and no job prospects to becoming a highly valued, top engineer with global connections in just three short years. Women will come away with steps they can take to immediately start building their value and become indispensable at work and in their careers.

LUNCH:

CLOSING:

Overview of AGC'S

"Disparity and Inclusion in the Industry"


Angela Berry Roberson, Esq.

Director of Diversity Contract Compliance
Ferrovial Agroman US Construction Companies

Skanska Women's Network 

Diversity and Inclusion Doesn't Quit on Friday


Katie Tahbaz

Manager - Marketing
Skanska USA Commercial Developmment

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS

MORNING PANEL: 

"Women Who Build:  Straight Talk from Ladies Who Are Leading the Charge"


Janki DePalma, LEED AP, CPSM

Associate, DCI Engineers


Katie Blair

Senior Designer Manager, Charles Schwab


Polly Anna Little
Principal, STG Design


Melissa Neslund

Development Manager, Stratus Properties


Andrea Weisheimer

Project Executive, DPR Construction

OTHER PRESENTERS:


Angela Cotie

Gilbane
A.M. WORKSHOP: 
"Why Wait for a Mentor?  Be Your Own Chairman of the Board!"



Barbara A.F. Greene

Founder & CEO, Greene and Associates
WORKSHOP A:
"Accelerate Your Career - Serve on a Board of Directors" 


Susan Young

CEO, Get In Front Communications
WORKSHOP A:
"Tell the Story"



Rachel DeWitt

Associate Director & Global Education Lead, IBI Group
WORKSHOP B:
"Sincerely, An Outsider"


Danae Sherrill

Engineering Business Development Manager, Modis
WORKSHOP B:
"Know Your Worth"


MODERATORS:


Ardith Rademacher

Ardith Rademacher & Associates


Crystal Gomez

Turner Construction



Carol Warkoczewski

City of San Antonio



SCHEDULE

7:30

Registration and Refreshments

8:00

Welcome Carol Warkoczewski

MC’s:  Ardith Rademacher; Crystal Gomez

8:20

Opening Keynote: Lauren Hasson, “Zero to (HER)O”

9:10

Break

9:20

Panel Discussion:  “Women Who Build: Straight Talk from Ladies Who Are Leading the Charge

Moderator – Janki DePalma

Panelists:

Katie Blair, Schwab; PollyAnna Little, Principal, STG Design; Melissa Neslund, Development Manager, Stratus Properties; Andrea Weisheimer, Project Executive, DPR Construction

10:00

Break

10:15

Workshop: Angela Cotie, “Why Wait for a Mentor?  Be Your Own Chairman of the Board!”

11:20

Transition

11:30

Lunch & Presentation: Angela Roberson, representing Associated General Contractors, “Disparity and Inclusion in the Industry”; PLUS, findings from I-LinCP’s AEC/O industry survey

12:30

Break

12:40

Concurrent Workshops A:

     1.   Barbara A. F. Greene, “Accelerate Your Career - Serve on a Board of Directors”

     2.   Susan Young, “Tell the story”

1:40

Break

2:00

Concurrent Workshops B:

   1.  Danae Sherrill, “Know Your Worth”

   2.   Rachel DeWitt, “Sincerely, An Outsider”

3:00

Break

3:15

“World CafĂ©” Discussions (guided conference topics discussions)

4:10

Closing Keynote: Katie Tahbaz, SKANSKA Women’s Network

4:35

Recap and Take-Aways: Ardith Rademacher, Crystal Gomez

4:45 – 6:00

Networking Reception (wine and nibbles provided)


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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