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Carol Stream, Ill. — Aug. 19, 2016 —In recent years, women have transformed the construction industry. Whether they’re out on the jobsite or in the office, women have proven they know how to push the boundaries of what’s expected, and leverage the latest technology. .
Constructech magazine is proud to unveil the 2016 Women in Construction, as well as the recipients of the Constructech Mavens award.
Submissions for the 2016 Women in Construction were made to the editorial staff at Constructech magazine by colleagues, bosses, and peers, highlighting how these women have displayed tremendous achievements by integrating new solutions to improve their quality of work.
With roles that span across many corporate levels, these 38 women were chosen based on their ability to go far beyond their own roles, instilling changes in their respective companies and the industry as a whole.
“Each one of these women has stepped up to the plate to undertake some of the world’s biggest projects,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine. “With their willingness to take these challenges head on, they have raised the bar significantly on what women can achieve in construction.”
These women were also acknowledged for their continued contributions outside of the workplace. If its speaking at conferences, heading local committees, giving to charities, or simply lending a hand to another woman looking to make their mark on the industry, these women have done it all with determination and grace.
The 2016 Women in Construction
Barbara Allen, Cordish Company
Awilda Andrillon, d’Escoto, Inc.
Stacey Barton, Haskell
Barbara Bensinger, Curran Contracting
Shelly Billingsley, City of Kenosha Dept. of Public Works
Luciana Burdi, Massachusetts Port Authority
Aliana Cartagena, J.M. Brennan
Lakesha Coates, David Allen Company
Priya Dhamale, Superior Air Handling
Monica Emmons, Fortis Construction
Sabrina Gerold, Pinnacle/CSG
Katie Gibbs, Shawmut Design and Construction
Kristine Gorman, STV Incorporated
Kim Grant, Skanska USA
Nicole Heran, Skanska USA
Mary Hill, Hines
Elaine Hoffman, Barcom Construction
Jill Huckelberry, Mosby Building Arts
Teresa Irby-Butler, Greeley and Hansen
Ann-Marie Jennette, Suffolk Construction
Sherri Johnson, DBS Corporation
Jane Kaplan Peck, Kaplan Construction
Julie Kilpatrick, JLL
Silvana Lara, Fluor
Yuliana Linares, The Weitz Company
Elizabeth Martin, Erland Construction, Inc.
Amanda McCarthy, Fluor
Gita Murthy, RORE Inc.
Kim Sieber, Cianbro Corporation
Kayla Soden, Phillips & Jordan, Inc.
Jennifer Suerth, Pepper Construction Company
Amber Thomas, Collins Engineers Inc.
Morgan Traynor, Ryan Companies
Diana Vanadia, Turner Construction Company
Martha Vega, Winter Construction
Mary Veldkamp, Layton Construction Company, LLC
Robin Webb, JE Dunn
Cara Wilczynski, Commodore Builders
While the 2016 Women in Construction recognize the women who are using the lasted technologies in construction, this year Constructech is also honoring some of the leading women in technology companies.
The 2016 Constructech Mavens honor women at the helm of a technology firm that has a significant impact on the construction industry.
These six women are executives, leaders, and champions of ideas—and many worked at a construction jobsite long before they were heading up a technology company.
The 2016 Constructech Mavens
Shelley Armato, MySmartPlans
Varsha Bhave, Projectmates/Systemates, Inc.
Cecilia Padilla, On Center Software
Wendy Rogers, eSUB
Jan Thayer, ConEst Software Systems
Tracy Young, PlanGrid
“The Constructech Mavens recognize there are specific needs in the construction industry today that need to be met,” says Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine. “Each day, with determination, they work tirelessly to deliver targeted solutions to the construction industry.”
The Women in Construction and Constructech Mavens were honored at a dinner following the 2016 Technology Day on August 18 in Schaumburg, Ill. The women represent some of the best innovators in their respective companies.
For more information on the 2016 Women in Construction and Constructech Mavens, pick up the Sept/Oct issue of Constructech magazine. The issues are available in print or in the Web magazine.
About Constructech Magazine
Constructech magazine is where construction and technology converge. The publication influences construction professionals to unleash the business value of technology. constructech.com
About Constructech Technology Day
Constructech Technology Day is a one-day conference that dives into discussions on the use of technology in the construction industry. The conference is open to a wide variety of attendees from project managers, CEOs, students, CTOs, IT directors, professors, and more. Technology Day provides attendees with the opportunity to identify ways to effectively use technology to be most efficient in the office and at the jobsite. constructech.com/tech-day/