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Susan Maxman
Susan Maxman remembers when the architecture profession was predominantly male. She attended Smith College. While attending this all-female institution, Maxman was told time and again that women could achieve whatever they wanted – the same as men. But this was a time when the majority of the female population was not in the workforce, but rather… more
Nancy Novak
To Nancy Novak, Chief Innova­tion Officer with Compass Datacenters, there’s no stronger currency than data. Everything is data-related – whether it’s understanding disease better, advancing education, battling climate change in the environment, extending welfare services, or training our military – all of it leads to the goal of having a more… more
Sandra Benson, with Amazon Web Services
Early in Sandra Benson’s career, she was the only female in the company’s engineering department. She overheard someone say that she was going to be a “great booth babe.” Benson laughs about it now. “I said, ‘I will never be a booth babe,’” said Benson, Worldwide Head of Engineering, Construction and Real Estate with Amazon Web Services. “If… more
Ortiz recently met with women in Architecture at Howard University
When New York was recovering from 9/11, the rebuild effort was monumental. Small and large companies across the built environment turned up to help. U.S. Customs reached out to one of its firms – Reston, Virginia-based Marshall Group Architects – to do some renovation work in the Big Apple. Then U.S. Customs requested more help, and the Marshall… more