January 10, 2022

Women in Construction Press Release

HEADLINE: 50% of New York Build’s conference program is represented by female speakers, a first-ever for any construction show in the US!

The countdown is on to the leading construction, design and real estate show in New York and the Tri-state area! New York Build returns to The Javits Center for the live expo on the 2nd and 3rd of March. 

Come connect, network and do business with thousands of New York’s top contractors, developers, architects, civil engineers and more. This year the show will feature 250+ exhibitors and 300+ high-profile speakers from companies that include: MTA, Gilbane Building Company, Public Design Commission, Lendlease and AECOM Tishman, to name just a few. 

There are also 11 exclusive and exciting networking events including Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction, the Architect’s Hub and a Festival of Construction with plenty of entertainment, live performances and music, surprise celebrity guests and much, much more. 

New York Build are very proud to announce that this year’s show will have a 50/50 split of men and women across the conference program, a first-ever for any U.S show! Hear from a diverse and wide range of industry leaders from across the sector, including: 

  • Alison Landry, Assistant Commissioner - NYC Department of Design and Construction

  • Elizabeth Beardsley, Senior Policy Council - U.S Green Building Council

  • Lida Aljabar, Director of Climate Resiliency - NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

  • Cecilia Kushner, Executive Vice President for Planning - NYC EDC

  • Aman Krishan, Principal - HOK

  • Rebecca Milne, Director of Design Strategy & Board Director - Perkins Eastman

  • Melissa Burch, Executive Vice President - Lendlease

  • Vlada Kenniff, Vice President for Energy and Sustainability - New York City Housing Authority 

  • Ann McNeill, Founder - National Association of Black Women in Construction

  • Amanda Rogers, Chief of Construction - The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Take part in New York’s largest networking event for women in construction. Talk to and feel inspired by diversity champions from all across the construction industry. From students and graduates to VP’s and CEOs, connect with other like-minded women as you celebrate the successes and discuss the daily challenges facing female AEC and real-estate professionals.  In partnership with NAWIC, this event is free-to-attend and gives visitors the chance to share their experiences with a group of like-minded people. 

Once again, this year New York Build will be working with a large team of inspiring Diversity and Women in Construction Ambassadors. Hear from inspiring individuals on what they have achieved and how they can motivate others to follow a similar path to success.

Dates to mark in your diaries:

  • New York Build Expo - 2nd and 3rd March

  • Diversity in Construction Panel and Networking Event - 2nd March 2 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Women in Construction Panel and Networking Event - 3rd March 2 pm - 4:00 pm


New York Build Expo is free to attend and promises to be two fun-filled days of high-level content, networking opportunities and endless entertainment.

Find out more and register free tickets for your team today at https://www.newyorkbuildexpo.com/women-in-construction.

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over 2 days



at NYC's Javits Center



across 11 tracks and AIA CES approved workshops