Master Builder

Fall 2022

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BY JENNIFER TENNYSON 2022 PWB CHAIR TENNYSON HOMES Upcoming Events Shaken, Not Stirred October 4, November 1 | 4–6 p.m. Bonefish Grill, Bothell Networking Happy Hour Professional Women in Building Conference October 6 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Beyond the Glass Ceiling Visit for up-to-date information on the location and status of events. firsthand that women are an untapped, vital asset. We are a viable—and valuable—labor pool. We bring our innate skills and talents developed in school, life, other career paths, or all three to construction, helping our industry grow and answer the needs of our customers. Earlier this year, Professional Women in Building began planning our annual October conference in earnest. As potential speakers and ideas were discussed, we found a common thread running throughout the generations of our members: women in building not only support our families, loved ones, and ourselves; we are moving beyond hierarchical barriers, thanks to the building industry. It's no secret that women have made huge strides in both Beyond the Glass Ceiling Go beyond the glass ceiling at construction and business. We know there's more work to do, but the members of PWB understand that there's a place for women in building, and that's where we want to be. That's why I'm inviting you to the Professional Women in Building Conference on October 6. Presented by Cyneburg Services (a woman-owned and operated, award-winning business), this year's PWB Conference will celebrate all the barriers women have already overcome and explore how we can break the last barriers to attain the leadership roles and compensation we deserve. Attendees will learn valuable insights from our Keynote Speaker Nancy D. Solomon, CEO and founder of WomenThink. Nancy D. Solomon is not only a nationally recognized speaker; she delivered the keynote at PWB's first conference several years ago. Featured Speaker Rachel Brown, owner and CEO of Rachel Brown Homes, LLC will start the conference with a builder's perspective. Join PWB at this year's conference to go beyond the glass ceiling—and on our way, let's shatter it and achieve even more success. We know there's more work to do, but the members of PWB understand that there's a place for women in building, and that's where we want to be. glass ceiling (noun): an intangible barrier within a hierarchy that prevents women or minorities from obtaining upper- level positions —Merriam-Webster I am often the only woman at a jobsite. I make my living as a General Contractor every day. Yet, I know I'm not alone. There are women like me in our industry, and our numbers are growing. As Chair of Professional Women in Building (PWB), I know 20 master BUILDER | FALL 2022 WORDS FROM THE CHAIR

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