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Women Executives in Building
Sometimes sharing business accomplishments may feel like tooting your own horn, but a recent virtual meeting of the Women Executives in Building aimed to sway leaders from this opinion. That’s because sharing accomplishments and good news not only is necessary to allow staff and colleagues to celebrate awards and milestones with you, but it’s… more
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Early in Judy Dinelle’s career, she pursued semi-professional softball. For many reasons, Dinelle walked away from that path, but among her reasons: She knew she wasn’t going to make a good living. Today, Dinelle serves as the building ambassador for 84 Lumber Company, a woman-owned and -operated building materials supply company. Based in Eighty… more
Women supporting women
We’ve all got unconscious biases. Some companies do better to keep it in check. Amazon Web Services takes it to a new level: Before every interview, AWS managers and directors must watch a 30-minute unconscious bias video to prep prior to meeting prospective candidates. “It’s amazing how many little biases you have,” said Sandra Benson,… more
Female leaders
The pandemic has forced many companies into recovery and resilience. National Institute of Building Sciences CEO Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, recently spoke with ASAE Stronger By Association podcast host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, about NIBS’ work for the built environment. Woods was joined by three female leaders from the association community to… more
Jamie Gentoso was young when she got her first taste of construction.
Jamie Gentoso was young when she got her first taste of construction. It was her architecture class at East Lansing High School in Michigan. One of the class projects involved designing a home for a family on a specific plot of land, using a set budget. She loved solving a complex problem with various constraints and thought architecture would be… more