Construction Institute of the University of Hartford to host 2017 Women Who Build event February 22

February 02, 2017 - Front Section

Hartford, CT The Construction Institute of the University of Hartford, has named panel and keynote speakers for the 2017 Women Who Build Leadership and Networking Summit, an event for architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, owners/operators (AECO), lawyers, accountants, and other professionals in the industry. The event is being held February 22 at the University of Hartford campus.

According to The Construction Institute, Paulette Brown, the immediate past president of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the first African-American female to hold that position, will serve as the keynote speaker. Brown will share her experiences as a groundbreaking woman having held a variety of leaderships positions during her career. Rashda Rana, an internationally known construction arbitrator and mediator, and president of Arbitral Woman will start the day with an opening keynote on the power of diversity in driving business success and decision making.

The Women Who Build Summit will feature 4 panels:

• Women in the Industry - Our past, our present, our future;

• Negotiation Skills for the AEC industry;

• Understanding Your Company’s Financials and What They Mean to You; and

• A View from the Top and How to Get There.

To see our full list of panelists and read their biographies visit:

Here’s what last year’s attendees had to say:

“It was one of the most inspirational seminars I have been to in some time.”

“The choice of speakers and synergy between panelists was stellar.  I returned to work with renewed vigor and purpose.”

For more information and to register, visit

The Construction Institute of the University of Hartford, is a non-profit, non-partisan association of diverse professions working to improve the construction industry by sharing knowledge, advancing relationships, and developing business leaders. The Institute is known for high quality Programs and Professional Education Workshops, and meaningful opportunities for connecting with other dedicated industry professionals through committee work, speaking and writing opportunities, and networking at events.



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