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Women in Construction Unite at WIR+CC 2023

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Women in Construction Unite at WIR+CC 2023

The reimagined event linked nearly 300 women for professional insights and networking opportunities

By Pro Remodeler Staff November 13, 2023
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The annual event photo captured nearly 300 attendees from across the country and a variety of roles, from CEOs to designers, operations managers to project managers.

When Pro Remodeler and Pro Builder hosted the first Women in Residential Construction Conference in 2015, there were 75 attendees. The second year, that number doubled. This year, we combined forces with sister publication Building Design+Construction’s annual event, which also began in 2015, and the result was larger than ever before. 

Held in Nashville this October, the first annual Women in Residential + Commercial Construction Conference (WIR+CC) served women stakeholders from across the entire sector. 

Breakout educational sessions for each discipline—home building, remodeling, and commercial construction— were hosted on three different tracks, while in the main ballroom, the content focused on general leadership, management, and communication. These topics united all sectors, and together, the larger audience strengthened industry connections, gained business insights, and developed new skills.


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The event featured a variety of breakouts, including a remodeling track. Business leaders such as April Bettinger of Nip Tuck Remodeling (upper right); Tanya Donahue of RIKB Design Build (bottom); and Ashley Wainscott and Michelle Mullins of Simply Home (upper left) shared insights.


Content Geared for Success

The conference was keynoted by Kara Noonan with Dale Carnegie Training. Noonan spoke on identifying leadership blindspots, which may be undermining your workplace culture. Other notable speakers included HGTV’s “Good Bones” remodeler Mina Starsiak Hawk who discussed how to develop a sustainable work/life balance. 

 “This was my first year attending the conference and there were so many incredible and inspiring speakers,” says Chelsea Ericson, home repair manager at Gaspar’s Construction. “I acquired so much information that I’m going to bring back to my company.”


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A conference high note came with the annual Woman of the Year award. The 2023 honoree was Allison Iantosca, (L) president of F.H. Perry Builder. Erika Mosse, director of content for Pro Remodeler, presented the award. 


Woman of the Year

The annual Woman of the Year award went to Allison Iantosca, president of F.H. Perry Builder. Iantosca, who is a remodeler, was honored for her thought leadership and passion for improving the industry as a whole. 

The next Women in Residential + Commercial Construction conference is slated for September 2024 in Phoenix.

For more information, visit WomensConstructionConference.com.


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