Wentworth Women Meet Industry Professionals at Construction Management Speed Networking Event
January 30, 2020
On Wednesday, January 22, the Wentworth Construction Management Club (CM Club) held a networking event geared towards women who are currently pursuing a degree related to the built environment and/or Construction Management. The event was organized in part by Shawmut Design and Construction alongside the WIT CM Club student board.
The event invited women professionals onto campus to engage with current students and provide insight into the available career paths for CM professionals and day-to-day activities of various positions.
Representatives from nine regional/national companies were in attendance:
- Shawmut Design and Construction
- Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies
- Lee Kennedy Construction
- Wayne Griffin
- Chapman Construction
- CMC Design + Build
- Gilbane Building Company
The event was the first part of a series of scheduled "Women in Construction" events throughout the Spring 2020 semester.
“I loved seeing how all the industry women came together to help give education and guidance to our young students,” said Alexia Ralphs ’20. “This event was very empowering and made me proud to be a part of this club and this school.”
February 21, 2020—Wentworth Institute and Simmons University to highlight contributions of women suffragists and host event where participants can review and transcribe handwritten suffragist materials.
February 18, 2020—The students proposed new infrastructure, a library, a church, terraced market gardens, and a 140-meter housing tower with public connections between a new school in the valley and the Metrocable station.
February 14, 2020—Emily Levy is an award-winning social impact entrepreneur and patient advocate.