New York, NY Professional Women in Construction (PWC) concluded its 2018 events on December 4th, with a holiday party at the Bryant Park Grill, where 20 women under 40 were recognized for their achievements in the construction industry. With over 200 people in attendance, the evening was a successful celebration of this year’s achievements for PWC, its members and supporters. Honorees included the following:
• Tracy Anderson, business developer, Skanska USA Building Inc.
• Laura Bennett-Hourigan, fire protection engineer/project manager, AKF Group.
• Kate Clancy, project manager, Navillus.
• Michelle DeCarlo, associate - HVAC department, JBB.
• Krishna Grego, chief financial officer, Tower Holdings Group Inc.
• Adrienne Hepler, principal, Levien & Company.
• Brie Keckler, construction management, Grassi & Co.
• Cathleen Mahoney, engineering program director, PANYNJ.
• Lisa Martusciello, senior engineer, STV.
• Katie Nilsen, development & strategy, E-J Electric.
• Julie Pietrzak, senior project manager, Enovate.
• Kelly Pilarski, project manager - lead engineer, WSP.
• Angelina Pinto, senior project manager, Lehrer Cumming.
• Amanda Rogers, senior engineer of construction, PANYNJ.
• Maria Salazar, senior associate, project manager, HOK.
• Alexandra Schmidt, senior project manager, Turner Construction.
• Lauren Schmidt, director, architect/project manager, Kohn Pederson Fox Associate (KPF.)
• Marilisa Stigliano, project controls manager, AECOM
• Anita Woolley-Nelson, senior vice president, strategy, marketing and communications, AECOM.
• Joanna Zukowska Morris, estimator, Structure Tone.
For more information on their honorees and photos of the event visit, www.pwcusa.org/event/holiday-party.
PWC membership increased significantly (over 50% since 2017) ending the year with over 500 members from almost 200 companies. Growing membership and sponsorships allows PWC to maintain a dynamic database of members to support the organization’s growth, run a mentorship program, support students through scholarships, develop presentations and panels on projects and industry trends and topics, and throw a Champion’s Party solely to celebrate our biggest supporters all in one place.
Each year PWC runs panel events and forums, networking events and member-only gatherings to promote the success and development of women in construction. This year, eight informative panel events focused on trending topics, including data centers, healthcare and aviation. Members and their supporters also joined PWC for several fundraising events throughout the year. Over 130 individuals joined PWC for its 26th annual golf outing. Attendees enjoyed a full day of networking and fun with BBQ lunch, 18-hole tournament, clinic for new golfers, cocktail hour with rosé and beer tasting, and awards dinner.
In addition to events and programs, PWC has four member-run committees to advance the organizations mission. 2018 was the second year of the mentorship program, where 28 pairs of experienced and emerging professionals met and supported each other from April to October. Two new groups were also formed: the MWBE and Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC). PWC’s MWBE committee strives to foster relationships between MWBEs and major stakeholders and create opportunities for introductions in the AEC community. For 2019, the committee will be scheduling targeted meetings to introduce MWBEs to the projects and companies looking to hire them. PDAC will be releasing their plans for 2019 to promote professional advancement with intimate events and the creation of industry-specific content.