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Breaking Down Barriers: Conversations on Leadership & Inclusivity in Construction

Council Member:
Leading Suppliers Council Member
Multifamily Leadership Board Member
NAHB Member:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Hear leadership stories from three professional women in building that will inspire and motivate through anecdotes, techniques and strategies designed to support a growing industry that’s inclusive and open-minded.

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Join us for an inspirational conversation with three female leaders who represent diverse backgrounds in the residential construction industry. Hear experiences from a skilled trades professional, a builder, and a construction management educator and learn what inspires them to continue to break down barriers for women and other underrepresented communities. They’ll explore strategies and programs that demonstrate that construction is inclusive and that there are leadership opportunities at every level.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Explore how anyone can be an ally to diverse communities to help dismantle stereotypes.
  • Discover strategies for creating a welcoming environment for underrepresented communities who work in the industry.
  • Examine barriers that exist for women and other underrepresented communities who work in construction.
  • Review programs that demonstrate construction is a viable industry filled with opportunities for all.



  • Juli A. Bacon – Founder and President, JB Consulting Systems
  • Irish Horsey, Ph.D, MBA and BS – Interim Chair of the Department of Construction Management and Assistant Professor College of Archit, Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University
  • Angelica Rivera – President, Colmex Construction


Can’t attend but don’t want to miss out? Replays will be available to all registrants throughout 2021.