Connecticut

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Andrea Olson, Amenta Emma Architects

What are you planning to do differently in 2020 to have a positive impact on your career? After a career change from accounting to design, I worked in environments focused primarily on space planning, programming and interior architecture.

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Rachel Fish, Resource Options

What are you planning to do differently in 2020 to have a positive impact on your career? In our business of staffing the A/E/C industry I have learned a lot over the past few years about how to build lasting relationships. This is a key element to what we do

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Jean Carroon, Goody Clancy

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? It was exactly 10 years ago that John Wiley & Sons published my book “Sustainable Preservation; Greening Existing Buildings

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Jennifer Sweet, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? One of the first projects I was engaged to serve as a licensed site professional (LSP) for was a large property with

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Katherine Dilawari, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? One of my most challenging projects was construction of a building with a 70-ft deep underground parking garage.

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Catherine Schoenenberger, Stay Safe Traffic Products, Inc.

What motivated you to step out on your own? I was running a business as if it were my own anyway, without the support or influence of the actual owner, so why not do it as my own really. I believed I could, so I did.

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Siggy Pfendler, Columbia

What would you tell your daughter about entering this profession? Construction is not an easy profession. Period. If you work hard and know your stuff, you can excel and succeed. You need to have a solid understanding of the technical side

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Jane Milas, Garcia & Milas, P.C.

What are you planning to do differently in 2020 to have a positive impact on your career? Because I’ve been practicing in the areas of construction and commercial litigation for 34 years, I look at this question as not so much a matter of what

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Wendy Zang, Helbling & Associates

What would you tell your daughter about entering this profession? I’m blessed with two sons, but I would tell them, as well as my niece, that it is an amazing time to enter the A/E/C industry. There is a growing wave of recognition that diversity matters.

2020 Women Who Build Spotlight: Lee Ann Sullivan, Lion’s Head Cost Consultants, Inc.

What was your favorite job and what did you learn from it? My favorite job was actually a side job: Children’s book author, under the pen name Lee Sullivan Hill. I learned to communicate clearly and with a sense of humor in 32 pages or less!