With an agenda that included panels named “Next Generation Women at Work and “Girls Who Build,” the Women Builders Council held its first segment of “Cocktails & Conversation,” to inspire what they’re calling the next generation of women builders.”
Almost a hundred women attended held in New York City.
“It is our goal to inspire young women to pursue careers in the building industry, while supporting women already in our field to strive and reach leadership roles and positions in their companies,” said WBC president Deborah Bradley. “From mentorship programs to developing leadership toolkits, I am excited to see how WBC can inspire the next generation of women builders, while encouraging our seasoned members to become the new corporate chiefs.”
During the event, panelists led attendees through an open conversation about how to encourage and motivate women to choose and excel in careers within the building industry.
“As a young engineer, it’s great to come together with other women in the building industry to talk about what it’s like to work in a field that is predominantly dominated by men,” said Marina Kote of Turner Construction. “There are unique challenges we all face as women, and it’s nice to come together and talk about how we can get more young girls interested in becoming architects, builders and engineers.”
To learn more about Women Builders Council, visit wbcnyc.org.