Constructech Announces First Annual Women in Construction Award Winners

Thirty-eight women received awards recognizing their involvement with technology within the construction industry, contribution to helping their company grow and progress via the use of cutting edge-edge solutions

During the past several years women have more than proven they can be a catalyst for driving change in construction — which is why Constructech magazine is pleased to announce the first annual Women in Construction awards.

The list of Women in Construction encompasses some of the most influential women in the space, representing a variety of companies from big to small, and were honored at a dinner following the Technology Day event.

“The Women in Construction demonstrate exemplary leadership and have accelerated the growth of technology, while inspiring others within construction,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine. “Each woman embodies passion, tenacity and grace even under the toughest of circumstances, which ultimately has empowered them to take risks and challenge the status quo.”

The 2015 Women in Construction have been chosen based on their involvement with technology within the construction industry, contribution to helping their company grow and progress via the use of cutting edge-edge solutions, is influential in the growth of technology within the overall construction industry and inspires other women in industry, technology or her local community.

The 2015 Women in Construction

  • Karmyn Babcock, The Weitz Co.
  • Sandra Benson, SNC-Lavalin Group
  • Kasey Bevans, Balfour Beatty
  • Dawn Boggio-Korbelak, K.Hovnanian Homes
  • Susan Brewer, Gray Construction Inc.
  • Vicki Buckridge, Ryder Homes
  • Cora Carmody, Jacobs Engineering
  • Corren Collura, Suffolk Construction Co. Inc.
  • Megan Conrad, Ryan Companies
  • Carol Copeland, Robins & Morton
  • Felicia Davis, Public Building Commission Chicago
  • Deborah Echeverria-Fain, SBBI Inc.
  • Rebecca Frangipane, Ryan Companies
  • Linda Gonzales, The Opus Group
  • Jennifer Green, Pepper Construction Group LLC
  • Jennifer Heikkinen, Tocci Building Companies
  • Julie Holmes, JK2 Construction & Scenic
  • Julie Ledger, Opus Development Co.
  • Lisa Lingerfelt, DPR Construction
  • Radhika Menon, DPR Construction
  • Joan Miller, CH2M Hill Companies Ltd.
  • Courtney Moore, Donley’s
  • Terriann Nohilly, Turner Construction Co.
  • Nancy Novak, Balfour Beatty
  • Roberta Oldenburg, Mortenson Construction
  • Diya Peter, Rosendin Electric
  • Lindsey Rem, Barton Malow Co. 
  • Barbara Riley, Riley Construction
  • Katie Robbins, Donley’s
  • Jennifer Roberts, Elements Engineering
  • Alisha Roland, Ryan Companies
  • Claire Rutkowski, MWH Global
  • Rebekah Scheinfeld, City of Chicago Dept. of Transportation
  • Catherine Tojaga, CT Mechanical
  • Victoria Troake, Troake Group
  • Sandra Wilkin, Bradford Construction
  • Cari Williams, DPR Construction
  • Carol Zierhoffer, Bechtel Corp. 

“These 38 women in construction are not only working in the industry but are doing it in a way that proves women can have a presence and don’t have to sacrifice femininity in order to be successful in business,” says Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine. “They are an inspiration to anyone who is interested in becoming part of the construction industry.”

The Women in Construction were announced at the dinner following the 2015 Technology Day on August 27 in Schaumburg, Ill. The women on the list represent some of the best innovators in their respective companies whose actions are worth honoring.