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Join other women in our industry to learn about the History of Women in the Industry, STEM Programs, Women in Leadership, Working Moms, Owning Your Own Firm, Salary Negotiation, Forensic Engineering, Innovative Projects, and Lots of Networking!
This event would not be possible without the generous support of Pella Crafted Luxury -- thank you!
Sincere thanks to Landmarks Illinois and AIA Chicago for their assistance with this event.
Read the Symposium Program for more information on the presenters.
|8:00 am||Registration and Light Breakfast|
|8:30 am||Welcome and Introduction to WiRE, CWA, SEAOI WiSE, and the Symposium|
|9:15 am||The History of Women and Our Built World
Anna M. Lewis (author of Women of Steel and Stone)
Women in Leadership: View from the Top of the Ladder
|10:15 am||Break with Networking Breakout Session|
|10:45 am||Forensic Engineering for Historic Properties
(CE Credit Available)
Amy Lamb Woods, Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
|11:30 am||When Wonder Woman Has Kids
Moderated by Elisabeth Logman, Preservation Consultant, Henry Frerk Sons
Lisa Di Chiera, Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois
Materials Testing: Natalie Feinberg Lopez, Principal, Built Environment Evolution
Consultant and Preservationist: Beth Johnson, Commercial Broker, Keller Williams Realty
|12:00 pm||Lunch - Mentoring and STEM: Making a Difference
Amanda Mann, Principal Engineer, Kohler
|1:00 pm||Show Me the Money
Moderated by Natalie Hicks, Architect, Shive-Hattery
Architect/Consultant: Dawn Schuette, Partner, Threshold Acoustics LLC
Recruiter: Kacy Furjanic, Senior Professional Recruiter, Aerotek
Engineer: Carol Post, Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
|1:30 pm||Innovation Design of Writer's Theatre
(CE Credit Available)
Carrie Warner, Vice President, Halvorson and Partners - A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Company
Juliane Wolf, Design Principal, Studio Gang
|2:15 pm||Break with Open Networking
Book signing with Anna M.Lewis
|2:45 pm||Entrepreneurship: Advice & Insights from Women Business Owners
Moderated by Mimi Troy, Owner, Troy Architects
Architect: Rada Doytcheva, Principal, RADA Architects
Contractor: Julie Savitt, President, AMS Earthmovers Inc.
Engineer: Carol Drucker, Principal, Drucker, Zajdal Structural Engineers
|3:15 pm||Keynote Presentation -
"Only Girl [fill in the blank]. Lonely. Wanted: to meet all the women [architects] in Chicago to form a club"
Carol Ross Barney, Principal, Ross Barney Architects
|4:15 pm||Cocktail Hour|
A total of 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit are available.
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #100
The registration fee is $50 for members of SEAOI, WiRE, or CWA, and $70 for non-members. Breakfast and lunch are included.