Womens Leadership Summit - Trailblazing a Path to Leadership
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About Women @ Langan...
The mission of Women@Langan is to foster an atmosphere of mentorship and support to empower women to achieve career and personal success.
About the Program...
8:00 am – Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am – Opening Remarks
9:00 am – Keynote
9:45 am – Panel Discussion
10:45 am – Networking Break
11:15 am – Leadership Workshop
12:15 pm – Closing Remarks
About the Keynote...
Marilyn Jordan Taylor is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania. She had a distinguished tenure as Dean of the School of Design from 2008 - 2016, having been a much admired practitioner. She is recognized worldwide as a thought leader in urban design, as well as a woman pioneer in the fields of architecture, planning, and construction. Her global stature is complemented by her down-to-earth demeanor and proven ability to interact easily with constituencies across communities, government, industry, and academia, both locally and internationally. She is a leader who exudes not only intellectual breadth, but also deep enthusiasm and compassion in her dedication to enhancing the vitality of urban communities through design.
She attended the MIT Graduate School of Architecture (1969-70), and received her M. Arch in 1974 from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined Skidmore Owings & Merrill in 1971, in the firm's Washington office, and was elected Partner in 1985. She received a prestigious David Rockefeller Fellowship from the Partnership for New York City in 1995.
About the Panel Discussion...
Richard T. Anderson is the President Emeritus of the New York Building Congress. Dick is an advocate of strategic infrastructure investment and economic development, and has dedicated his career to promoting the long-term growth of America’s foremost urban centers, primarily New York City. Over the past 23 years, Dick ushered in a period of unprecedented influence and growth for the New York Building Congress, a public policy organization in its 95th year of promoting the design, construction and real estate community.
Michele O’Connor is a Principal and site/civil engineering program director within Langan’s New York City office. She has over 25 years of experience providing clients with land development engineering services on a wide variety of commercial, mixed-use, K-12 school/university, and institutional projects throughout the New York and New Jersey region. Michele is affiliated with several professional organizations, and is the 2017 President of CREW New York and a Board Member of the Women Builders Council.
Anne Papageorge is the Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Anne is a Licensed Landscape Architect and was previously the Senior Vice President and Memorial Design Director for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Anne joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and is responsible for planning, design and construction, facility operations, maintenance and utilities and real estate operation and development.
Palmina Whelan is the Managing Director of Real Estate and Facilities for American Airlines, Corporate Real Estate division and is responsible for managing major airport capital improvement projects in Dallas, the Northeast and Central regions of the United States. Palmina is an accomplished leader with over 15 years experience in design, construction, construction management and program management for both private and public sectors of the aviation and construction industries.
Victoria Cerami is Chief Executive Officer of Cerami & Associates, Inc., a global leader in acoustical, audiovisual and technology consulting. As CEO, Victoria focuses her time on building and cultivating client relationships, and guiding the staff to be technical experts and thought leaders that provide hands-on client and project management through firm-wide initiatives that are focused on mentorship, recruitment, and professional development.
About the Workshop...
Robyn Forman Pollack, Esquire, is a gender diversity and inclusion consultant and speaker who creates value, provides support and empowers organizations and professional women in the journey toward workplace equality by providing customized gender diversity services. Robyn has been actively involved in gender diversity issues for over fifteen years and has developed a variety of networking opportunities for women. Robyn is also an adjunct professor of law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Robyn earned a B.A. from Temple University, summa cum laude and a J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, cum laude.
About the Charity...
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.
Founded in 1978, NEW is a sector-based workforce development program that prepares women for careers in the construction, transportation, energy, and facilities maintenance industries. NEW focuses on skilled, unionized jobs in the trades with starting wages averaging $17 per hour, benefits, and a path to higher-wage employment. NEW primarily serves low-income minority women from all five boroughs in New York City. These careers enable NEW graduates to provide a secure future for themselves and their families.