Women In Construction (WIC)

Join Kent State University and the Construction Management Student Organization as we celebrate Women in Construction! Throughout the week the CMSO will be hosting a variety of events. Please see below and be sure to register for one or more!


Monday, March 7th

Leaders in the Industry

Talk with leaders in the Construction Industry as they talk about the challenges they faced, how they got to where they are and more!

Speaker: Julie Brandle (President, Metis Construction)

Tuesday, March 8th

Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity  Panel

Diversity in construction, how to find a workplace that will be supportive of you. Learn all about hard hitting topics facing minority groups.

Speakers:  Julie Koratich (RA, Design Manager), Kristen Scavnicky (CAED Professor), Michele Crawford (Artist & Designer), Rebecca Broghammer (Graduate Assistant)

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Tuesday, March 8th

Mental Health + the Workplace

How to balance the work environment without becoming consumed by it, how to prioritize your mental health in a high-paced, high-stress environment.

Speaker: Almerinda McIntyre (1st Choice Roofing Company)

Wednesday, March 9th

Jobsite Tour with NAWIC Akron

Join NAWIC Akron for the day and tour the Summa Behavioral Health Pavilion.

Through NAWIC Akron

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Thursday, March 10th

Conversations in Construction Management

Open to all construction management majors and minors. After being virtual for a year and half, get the opportunity to meet the people in your courses. Join us to talk and get to know one another!

(Students Only)


Thursday, March 10th

Female Professionals Panel

Listen to females in the construction industry talk about hard hitting topics, such as having a baby, challenges of being a female in the industry, etc. 

Speakers: Ally Ritter (Elford), Katie Gillette (City Architecture), Kristina McDonnell (Beaver Construction)

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Wednesday, March 9th

NAWIC Akron + Kent State Networking Event

Meet with other females in the construction industry. Join NAWIC Akron and the University of Akron for a night of networking and food!

Through NAWIC Akron

Friday, March 11th

Wellness in the Workplace : Yoga

Join National Women in Roofing as we do yoga. For all levels of yoga. 

Instructor: Almerinda McIntyre (1st Choice Roofing Company)

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Friday, March 11th

National Women In Roofing

Talk with members of NWIR about how they joined, why they joined, the benefits of joining women centered organizations, and more!

Speaker: NWIR Members