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Women Who Build Summit

Posted 01/24/2017
Submitted by Lisa Harlow
Category: Campus Announcements

Join us for the 2nd Annual Women Who Build Networking and Leadership Summit




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 Abramovitz, 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

Einat Dorobantu, Director Strategy & Implementation Phalcon LTD

Liz Holland, CEO Abbell Associates

Joanna Kripp, Senior Project Executive Gilbane Building Company

Rashda Rana, President ArbitralWomen



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."