DJC’s Women of Vision is an educational and awards program that supports the women who are shaping our built environment with their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement and the promotion of industry diversity. The program kicks off with a handful of presentations by national speakers and local industry professionals focused on various aspects of professional development and local issues related to women in the building and supporting industries. The educational aspect is followed by the Women of Vision awards, which celebrates the distinct accomplishments of leading women in the built environment. The event also offers several chances for open, friendly networking with attendees and the various speakers.
2019 Women of Vision award winners named
The Daily Journal of Commerce has announced the 2019 class of Women of Vision honorees. These 44 women in the building industry and supportive ones have not only succeeded in the workplace, but also played a vital role in their communities creating opportunities for the next generation of women.
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 24, to honor these women, network with more than 700 industry professionals over food and drinks, and listen to our keynote presentation (speakers to be announced soon). The awards event will take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 and table sponsorships start at $1,500.
Sponsors for this year’s Women of Vision event are: Ball Janik LLP, the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia chapter, the National Association of Women in Construction Chapter No. 54 and Spirit Media. If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please contact advertising director Bill Beyer at 503-802-7232 or BBeyer@djcOregon.com.
The 2019 Women of Vision award winners are:
Stefanie Becker, McCarthy Building Companies
Michelle Black, Carleton Hart Architecture
Kimberly Branam, Prosper Portland
Michelle Brunetto, Bremik Construction
Allison L. Bryan, Open Studio Collective
Vassar Byrd, Rose Villa Senior Living
Ashley Cantlon, Otak
Shirley Chalupa, DCI Engineers
Megan Channell, ODOT Region 1
Han-Mei Chiang, Hoffman Construction Company
Amy Cortese, New Buildings Institute
Katherine Decker, BBT Architects
Erica Fischer, Oregon State University
Heather Flint Chatto, Forage Design + Planning, PDX Main Streets Design Initiative
Alma Flores, REACH Community Development
Joyce Hamilla, Oregon Federal Executive Board
Teresa Huntsinger, Otak
Emily Kemper, CLEAResult
Sumi Malik, HDR
Tracey Malone, Halbert Construction Services
Deborah Matthews, Pacificmark Construction
Parna Mehrbani, Tonkon Torp LLP
Lina Menard, Green Hammer
Mary Miksch, Neil Kelly Company
Eloisa Miller, Office of Governor Kate Brown
Jennifer Miller, David Evans and Associates Inc.
Michelle René Moss Platter, Touchmark
Cheryl Nervez, Soderstrom Architects
Kim Nguyen, Concept Design & Associates LLC
Ali O’Neill, O’Neill Construction Group
Erika Pham, Skanska USA Building
Cindi Polychronis, David Evans and Associates Inc.
Sabina Poole, TVA Architects
Emily Refi, Waterleaf Architecture
Melynda Retallack, Ink:Built Architecture
Carmen Rubio, Latino Network
Amy Scheckla-Cox, Otak
Charmin Shiely, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Paige Spratt, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Courtney Stewart, Clear Financial Partners
Erin Storlie, Andersen Construction
Jean von Bargen Root, MWA Architects Inc.
Kim Wall, Interface Engineering
Gina Zaharie, Environments