Welcome!

News Feed Item

Engineering News-Record Announces Keynote Speakers for 4th Annual "Groundbreaking Women in Construction" Conference, May 14-15 in NYC

Keynotes Include Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President, New York, Delta Air Lines, & Joanne Podell, Executive Vice President, Retail Services, Cushman & Wakefield

NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction's Engineering News-Record (ENR, http://enr.construction.com), in partnership with Peckar & Abramson, P.C., today announced the keynote speakers for the fourth annual "Groundbreaking Women in Construction" leadership conference, to be held May 14-15 at The McGraw-Hill Companies' headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.

Gail Grimmett, senior vice president, New York, Delta Air Lines, will keynote on May 14.  As the highest ranking executive based in New York, Gail is charged with developing and achieving Delta's key strategic objectives for New York State.  Within this role, she is responsible for the financial performance of all of Delta's New York routes and oversees all commercial functions, including marketing, commercial sales, sponsorships, community relations and the customer experience at the airports.

Joanne Podell, executive vice president, retail services, Cushman & Wakefield, will keynote on May 15.  Joanne has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in both tenant and landlord representation, and lease negotiations throughout Manhattan.  Retail assignments include the roll-out of Ann Taylor's "Loft" concept (five locations to date) and the opening of its latest prototype store.  Ms. Podell also handles site acquisition and strategic disposition for Nine West and Ethan Allen in Manhattan.

Themed "Building Relationships that Build Careers," the event supports the advancement of women in the global design and construction industry.  Attendees including CEOs, decision makers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in the construction, architecture, engineering, and real estate sectors will learn success strategies from women who have advanced through the ranks, explore the shifting dynamics in male-dominated firms, and foster important connections to further their careers.

Additional speakers will include representatives from AECOM, AISC, AKF Group, LLC, Architectural Record, Audrey Matlock Architect, BASF Corporation, Bridges to Prosperity, Catalyst, Chubb & Son, Inc., Clark Construction Group, Cragnolin Engineering & Design Associates, ECFG, E-J Electric Installation Co., Forest City Ratner Companies, FXFOWLE Architects, Gilbane Building Company, Kleinberg Electric, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Lee Lewis Construction, M&W Group, McCarthy Building Companies,  Nova Group, Inc., Pars Environmental, Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff, Parsons Corporation, Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (also the event partner), The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Sciame, Structure Tone, STV, Thornton Tomasetti, Turner Construction Company, and Weiss/Manfredi.

The event's Silver Sponsors are AKF Group, BASF B4 Consulting, Chubb & Son, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Gilbane, STV, and Tishman.  The event's bronze sponsor is Structure Tone. Supporting Sponsors include Association of Real Estate Women, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, Nontraditional Employment for Women, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and Advancing Women in Transportation – Greater New York Chapter.

For more information or to register, visit www.ENRgroundbreakingwomen.com or call 1-800-371-3238.

To learn more about all McGraw-Hill Construction events, visit http://www.construction.com/events.

About McGraw-Hill Construction: McGraw-Hill Construction's data, analytics, and media businesses—Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, GreenSource, and Engineering News-Record— create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics. To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:  The McGraw-Hill Companies, to be renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to shareholder approval), is a powerhouse in credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. Leading brands include: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com.

Media Contact: Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications, McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, [email protected]

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Construction

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, he has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Archi...
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Brad Winett, Senior Technologist for DDN Storage, will present several current, end-user environments that are using object storage at scale for cloud deployments including private cloud and cloud providers. Details on the top considerations of features and functions for selecting object storage will be included. Brad will also touch on recent developments in tiering technologies that deliver single solution and an end-user view of data across files and objects...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
"Cloud computing is certainly changing how people consume storage, how they use it, and what they use it for. It's also making people rethink how they architect their environment," stated Brad Winett, Senior Technologist for DDN Storage, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settl...
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Digital transformation has increased the pace of business creating a productivity divide between the technology haves and have nots. Managing financial information on spreadsheets and piecing together insight from numerous disconnected systems is no longer an option. Rapid market changes and aggressive competition are motivating business leaders to reevaluate legacy technology investments in search of modern technologies to achieve greater agility, reduced costs and organizational efficiencies. ...
For far too long technology teams have lived in siloes. Not only physical siloes, but cultural siloes pushed by competing objectives. This includes informational siloes where business users require one set of data and tech teams require different data. DevOps intends to bridge these gaps to make tech driven operations more aligned and efficient.
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that the upcoming DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO New York event will feature 10 companies from Poland to participate at the "Poland Digital Transformation Pavilion" on November 12-13, 2018.