Barbara Kavovit, Chief Executive Officer - Evergreen Construction
"New York native, pioneer and construction trailblazer, Barbara Kavovit, is the CEO and founder of Evergreen Construction, a New York City-based general contracting and construction management firm named after the street in the Bronx where her father grew up. Kavovit has utilized her 20 plus years of experience to redefine the industry, break through the glass ceiling, and pave the way for other women. By the time she was 30, Kavovit was named one of the â€œ100 Most Influential Women in Businessâ€ by Crain's. Her love for construction led to the launch of her brand â€œBarbara Kâ€ â€“ a revolutionary line of ergonomically designed tools and kits made to empower women. A New York Post columnist for six years, she authored two non fiction books,â€œRoom For Improvementâ€ and â€œInvest in Your Nestâ€, and her first novel, â€œHeels of Steelâ€ was released by Harper Collins in 2019. She recently appeared full time as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City's 11th season on Bravo. Barbara ran for the 2021 New York City mayoral race, eventually conceding in June."