Women In Construction - West Coast Conference 2017

San Francisco CA

Mar 30 - 31, 2017

The Women in Construction – West Coast Conference is designed for women in all fields and positions within the construction industry.  It provides a forum for women to network, learn, educate, and share ideas. This is a one-of-a-kind conference on the West Coast providing educational panels, professional development, and networking for women in the construction industry. The conference has been planned by women leaders in the construction industry and is scheduled to be an annual event, changing venue locations each year to various western cities. The format of the conference is a one-day program consisting of panels on relevant topics in addition to female keynote speakers sharing their insights as women in the construction industry.

This conference is designed to promote and advance women in construction. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, construction related jobs account for approximately 66% of all jobs in the United States. As of 2006, the construction work force consisted of 90.4% men and 9.6% women.  With women projected to account for 51% of the increase in total labor force growth from 2008-2018, women in the construction industry need to work together to increase the number of women entering the industry and to support the women already in it.   The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

F – Form connections
E – Exchange Ideas
M – Manage obstacles
A – Acquire Knowledge
L – Learn from others
E – Expand your toolbox

The concept of a “Women in Construction Conference” was the brain child of Barbara Werther and Barbara Wagner, and it has developed into a highly successful conference held each year in Washington, D.C.  After nine years, that conference continues to grow and demonstrates the interest women have in connecting within the industry.

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Barbara Wagner

Senior Vice President, Clark Construction Group - California, LP

Beverly Norman Cooper

Executive Director, National Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente

Beverly Prior

Vice-President, AECOM

Caryn Boisen

Attorney/Partner, Larson King, LLP

Cecilia Kucharski

VP of Preconstruction, Balfour Beatty Construction

Charissa Rotramel

Marketing and Small Business Inclusion Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Danette Beck

Managing Director, West Zone Construction Practice Leader, Marsh

Diane Anglin

Marketing Executive, Clark Construction Group

Elsa Mariscal

Project Engineer, Clark Construction Group

Emily Finch

Associate, Fentress Architects

Holly Davies


Hope Hall

Senior Project Manager, Clark Construction Group

Jamie Athenour

Design Manager, Hensel Phelps

Lacee Smith

Legal Counsel, Hunt Construction Group

Laura Whitehurst

Senior Associate, Walter P Moore

Linda Graves

Vice President, Diversity & Community Affairs, Gilbane Building Company

Marilyn Klinger

Partner, Sedgwick LLP

Maureen O’Connell

Sr. Vice President, Surety Bond Manager, Arthur J. Gallagher

Meg Vasey

Executive Director, Tradeswomen Inc.

Michelle Ballard

VP Community & Citizenship, Turner Construction

Priscilla Chavez

Manager, Diversity Inclusion, PCL Construction Services

Sarah Carr

Vice President, Operations Education Services, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Shari Harley, MA, CSP

Business Communication Keynote Speaker and Trainer. President and Founder of Candid Culture., Candid Culture: Business Communication Training

Sheryl Palmer

President and CEO, Taylor Morrison Homes

Teresa Arrighi

Managing Principal, Gallina LLP

Anamaria Popescu


Gabrielle Rubio

Balfour Beatty Construction

Heather Marin

Hardison Downey Construction

Katy Corrigan


Laura Mighetto

Balfour Beatty Construction

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