BD+C : “These 17 Women are Changing the face of construction”

Building Design + Construction features seventeen women changing the face of construction.

“Through the stories of 17 women in design, construction and real estate, we highlight the incredible contributions that a diverse, inclusive, and empowered workforce can have…

Sharing these stories is more important than many may realize. Alexis McGuffin, Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships at Lendlease says, “How often I hear very successful women say they got lucky in their career advancement, as if it were an accident! “I just happened to be in the right place at the right time” – I don’t buy it; I think it takes hard work and preparation to be able to capitalize on an opportunity when it arises. Let’s take credit for that to encourage the next generation.” By telling our stories and by listening to and sharing each other’s stories, we celebrate and appreciate the contributions of women in construction. We inspire our next wave of leaders. We encourage the next generation (men and women alike) to join an industry that directly impacts the health, safety, and quality of life of the world…

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Founder & Principal of Ross Barney Architects says, “I think there is a single problem that we face and that is climate change. And I believe that we must solve it now. Our current leaders are tragically wrong to think that anything is more important. Every project we do is considered through the lens of sustainability first. If we do not meet these challenges, we don’t have a future.”

Read more about these inspiration women leaders at bdcnetwork.com.