Speakers

Deborah Ballati

Deborah Ballati

Mediator and Arbitrator
JAMS

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Kim Baxter

Kim Baxter

Vice President, Client Services
National Roofing Partners

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Scott Blair

Scott Blair

Managing Editor
Engineering News-Record (ENR)

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Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns

Vice President, Head of Community & Citizenship NYC
Turner Construction Co.

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Sharon Coleman

Sharon Coleman

President
Coleman Construction

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Karen Colonias

Karen Colonias

CEO
Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc.

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Kelley Cowan

Kelley Cowan

Project Executive
XL Construction

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Heidi DeBenedetti

Heidi DeBenedetti

Senior Vice President
Gilbane Building Co.

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Rachel Dempsey

Rachel Dempsey

Attorney
Outten & Golden LLP

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Danielle Dy Buncio

Danielle Dy Buncio

Co-Founder and CEO
VIATechnik

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Margaret Foran

Margaret Foran

Chief Governance Officer, Sr. Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Prudential Financial Inc.

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Melinda Gentile

Melinda Gentile

Partner
Peckar & Abramson P.C.

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Michael Headrick

Michael Headrick

Vice President & District Manager
PCL Construction

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Jacqueline Hinman

Jacqueline Hinman

Former Chair & CEO
CH2M

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Stephanie Kaufman

Stephanie Kaufman

Senior Associate, Construction & Real Estate Division, DHG Search
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

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Amy King Lewis

Amy King Lewis

PhD Candidate
Oklahoma State University

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Amber Koehler

Amber Koehler

Sr. Director, Construction
Target Corp.

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Michelle Macauley

Michelle Macauley

Founder and Principal Engineer
Macauley Trenchless

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Stephen Makredes

Stephen Makredes

Vice President, Construction
Target Corp.

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Kevin McCain

Kevin McCain

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Seattle
Skanska

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Jean McGrory

Jean McGrory

Director of Total Rewards
Mortenson Construction

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Cheryl McKissack-Daniel

Cheryl McKissack-Daniel

President & CEO
McKissack

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Audrey-Jane Morgan

Audrey-Jane Morgan

Employment Coordinator
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)

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Julie Moss

Julie Moss

Human Resources Director
Rosendin Electric

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Leslie O'Neal

Leslie O'Neal

Associate General Counsel
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

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Jessica Ostoyich

Jessica Ostoyich

Project Executive
Mortenson of Denver

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Jennifer Papantonio

Jennifer Papantonio

Chief Client Service Officer
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

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Menzer Pehlivan

Menzer Pehlivan

Geotechnical Engineer
Jacobs Engineering

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Monica Perrin

Monica Perrin

Sr. Project Manager, Capital Programs Management Group
Arizona State University

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Leah Rambo

Leah Rambo

Director of Training
SMART Local 28, New York City

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Jackie Richter

Jackie Richter

President
Heels and Hardhats and Endurance Utility Corp.

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Dredeir Roberts

Dredeir Roberts

In-House Counsel
Core States Group

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Debra Rubin

Debra Rubin

Editor-at-Large/Management, Business and Workforce
Engineering News-Record (ENR)

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Pam Russell

Pam Russell

Deputy Editor
Engineering News-Record

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Andrea Rutledge

Andrea S. Rutledge

President and CEO
CMAA

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Carla Rydholm

Carla Rydholm

Director of Product Management
Lex Machina

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Gloria Samuel

Gloria Samuel

Vice President, Retail Construction
Fifth Third Bank

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Angie Simon

Angie Simon

CEO
Western Allied Mechanical and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning

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Romila Singh

Romila Singh

Associate Professor
Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Joan Stearns Johnsen

Joan Stearns Johnsen

Mediator and Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association;
Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution, University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Lauren Sugerman

Lauren Sugerman

Director and Co-founder National Center of Women's Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment
Chicago Women in Trades

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LaToya Thompson

LaToya Thompson

Fire Sprinkler Specialist
Hilti North America

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Jennifer Todd

Jennifer Todd

President & Owner
LMS General Contractors

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Janice Tuchman

Janice L. Tuchman

Editor-in-Chief
Engineering News Record

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Kristina Veaco

Kristina Veaco

CEO and Founder
Veaco Group

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Alicia Wachtel

Alicia Wachtel

Executive Director
Cedars Sinai Health System

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Barbara Wagner

Barbara Wagner

Senior Vice President
Clark Construction

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Carol Warkoczewski

Carol Warkoczewski

Senior Architect
City of San Antonio

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Joan C. Williams

Joan C. Williams

Founding Director & Distinguished Professor of Law
Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law

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Virtual Roundtable Facilitators

Melinda Gentile

Partner

Peckar & Abramson

Jan Tuchman

Editor-in-Chief

Engineering News-Record

Future of GWIC

Do you have ideas about how to make GWIC 2021 better than ever? Join this virtual roundtable and brainstorm with P&A’s Mindy Gentile and ENR’s Jan Tuchman.

Eoanna Goodwin

Architect and Professor
Academy of Arts, University of San Francisco

Architectural Associate

San Francisco Public Works

Women in Design-Build

Women professionals mentor students on design-build projects in S.F. underserved communities to learn teambuilding and client interface with female role models.

Ali Franklin

Project Manager

TDIndustries

Why Servant Leadership Works
Many firms now recognize that commitment to others’ development sustains long term corporate growth. Learn how this management style creates new opportunities for women in traditionally male led industries and how current leaders can empower collaboration to makes team more inclusive and productive at any level.

Amber Koehler

Amber Koehler

Sr. Director, Construction
Target Corp.

A follow up conversation to "Advocating for Diversity at Target - And Beyond!"

Kari Martin

Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

Simpson Strong-Tie

Constructing Stillness: How individual meditation breaks down silos

Explore how meditation can positively affect individuals and bring teams together.

Rachael O'Meara

Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

Author and TEDx Speaker

Power of Pause

Empowering professionals to learn how to end the overwhelm and thrive at work.

Joan Williams
Rachel Dempsey


Tightrope to the Maternal Ward and Beyond

GWIC keynoters Joan Williams and Rachel Dempsey invite attendees for a virtual conversation to share and discuss workplace insights and gender challenges for women in construction.