The BE+ Women in Green Community brings together architects, designers, construction managers, and sustainability professionals to collaborate as Women in the industry.
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Topics & Speakers
May 2023 - Empowered to Lead: AEC Commitments
Women are leading many of the national AEC commitments established in response to the Carbon 2019 Summit in Chicago. The commitments represent hundreds of architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms across the country, united in a common goal. At our roundtable, we will have guest experts from each sector to guide the discussion about advancing sustainability efforts nationally while balancing careers and projects in their own firms. We will talk about how women can be empowered to lead, how we can get involved in opportunities beyond our own companies, and about the challenges in doing so.
Subject Matter Experts
Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow | Principal, Director of Building Science | Payette
Jennifer Taranto | Vice President of Sustainability, Global Services | STO Building Group
Teresa C. Vangeli, PE | Director, Climate Resiliency & Sustainability | WSP
March 2023 - JUST Label Metrics Related to Gender
How are firms leveraging the JUST label to drive gender equity in their organizations?
Subject Matter Experts
DiAnn Tufts | Director of Sustainability | PCA
Tamar Warburg | Director of Sustainability | Sasaki
Varda Haliday | Chief People Person | Sasaki
Christina Consigli | Senior Project Manager | Consigli Construction
Elizabeth Allen | Sustainability Engineer | Consigli Construction
October 2022 – Share & Tell
A Platform for Sharing our Individual Efforts
July 2022 – Leadership in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
This roundtable session will engage leaders in the industry responsible for overseeing their organizations ESG initiatives including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn about what led them to their current roles and what unique skills have made them successful. Learn how each are advancing efforts within their own organizations and within the building sector overall. Gain advice on building a culture of equity and allyship in your organization and our industry. Join us and bring your questions!
Tiffany Cogell | Chief Business Officer, Studio 26 Associates (Facilitator)
Ann Peck | Vice President, Directory of ESG+R, TA Realty
Amy Hattan | Corporate Responsibility Officer, Thornton Tomasetti
Tareca Choi | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Layton Construction Company
May 2022 – Looking Ahead and Hot Topics
March 2022 – Owners and Real Estate Developers
This roundtable session will include leaders from the real estate development sector and higher education responsible for overseeing their organizations ESG initiatives, sustainable design, and green building certification projects. Learn about what led them to their current roles and what unique skills have made them successful. Learn how each are advancing sustainability efforts within their own organizations and within the building sector overall. Gain advice on working most effectively with developers and clients on your projects. Join us and bring your questions!
Jenny Whitson | Director, Sustainability & ESG at IQHQ
Heather Henriksen | Managing Director, Office for Sustainability at Harvard University
Neetu Singh Siddarth | Sustainability Manager at Boston Properties
Randa Ghattas | Senior Sustainability Project Manager at MIT
November 2021 – Construction Leaders
Of all people working construction, women comprise only 10.3 percent. This roundtable session will include women from Boston area construction companies including a Passive House specialist, a sustainability manager, and project managers. Learn what led them to work in this industry including how they moved into their current roles, what challenges they may face and what unique skills have made them successful.
Join us for this lively conversation and bring your questions!
Kate Starr | Project Manager at Commodore Builders
Alex Testa | Project Manager at Siena Construction Company
Caroline Murray | SPD Senior Project Manager / Sustainability Manager at Turner Construction & SourceBlue Manager, Architectural Products
Jenn Taranto | Director of Sustainability, Global Services at STO Building Group
August 2021 – Building Performance Leaders
This roundtable session will include three building performance leaders including a founding principal of a woman-owned energy analysis and sustainable design consulting firm, a building performance analyst with experience working at both an engineering firm and currently a local sustainable design consulting firm, and a technical principal in a sustainability practice within one of the world’s leading engineering firms. Learn about what led them to their current technical roles and what unique skills have made them successful. Gain some advice if you are interested in pursuing energy analysis work, and learn how to most effectively work with analysts on your current projects. Join us and bring your questions!
Samira Ahmadi | Founding Principal of enviENERGY Studio LLC
Jasmine Abdollahi | Building Performance Analyst at The Green Engineer
Joelle Jahn, Associate | Technical Principal at WSP USA
May 2021 – Sustainability Directors, Coordinator, Manager
This roundtable session we have three sustainable design practice leaders representing a small, medium and large-size design firm joining us to share about their roles and how they integrate sustainable design into their practices. If you are interested in learning about sustainable design topics and practices that are gaining the most ground in their firms currently, getting advice on how to establish a role or how to be a sustainability champion in your firm, getting firm leadership on board and how to implement strategies, join us and bring your questions!
Kate Bubriski | Director of Sustainability & Building Performance at Arrowstreet
Alison Nash | Architect and Sustainability Practice Leader at DiMella Shaffer
Kristen Fritsch | Sustainability Coordinator at Elkus Manfredi Architects
Senior Project Engineer, Energy + Performance at AKF
Economic Development Director, Town of Lexington
Vice President of Sustainability at STO Building Group
Senior Associate, Sustainability Coordinator at Elkus Manfredi Architects