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Women Executives in Building Symposium

May 24, 2023   |   10:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
Washington, DC

Women in the built environment are daring the rest of us to confront stereotypes that lead to harmful hiring practices and personnel policies that reinforce barriers of the past and continue to hold women back. These groundbreakers defy the odds in the male-dominated industries that support the built environment, and they must be aligned to increase awareness and diversity, particularly for young women who may be considering careers in the AECO industry.

In this edition of the Women’s Leadership Forum, the National Institute of Building Sciences will convene female leaders from all sectors of the built environment to a one-day event. Here, we will share successes, challenges, network, and equip females in the built environment with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace, and specifically in the building industry. NIBS will provide the platform.

Women in the industry: Come ready to join forces and empower each other, drive results, and inspire change focused on diversifying the workforce.

This event will be filled with immersive learning for female leaders in the built environment, networking opportunities, facilitated panel discussions, and keynotes.

This event is invite-only. Please contact Jennifer Hitzke at if you're interested in attending


Event Location: AERA Event Space;1430 K Street NW (7th Floor), Washington, DC 20005

Airports: Ronald Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) 4.1 miles; Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) 35 miles; Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 26 miles

Hotels: Hamilton Hotel 600 feet; Hyatt Place 700 feet; Sofitel 800 feet; The Sofitel 800 feet; Residence Inn 0.2 mi; The Westin City Center 0.3 mi; The Madison Hotel 0.3 mi; The Hay Adams 0.3 mi; Hotel Zena 0.3 mi

Metro: McPherson Square Station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) 800 feet

Parking: Metered Street Parking; Colonial Parking Garage-1425 K ST NW (6am-9pm) 350 feet