There are stories behind every community member, program and insight we uncover, and here is where you’ll find them. Read on to learn more about how we think, what we’re up to and what drives us.
HerStories in Housing
HerStories in Housing is a PR effort the Housing Innovation Alliance is launching in partnership with Dave Cooper, a modular builder and vlogger, and Myles Biggs, host of Relish the Journey podcast, to showcase women who are leading in all facets of homebuilding and the housing value chain.
While we will touch on what individuals and their companies do that’s special, we are even more interested in how they got where they are, what they like about the industry and why they think other women should pursue a career in the housing industry.
Meet Clara Childress, James Hardie
Find out how Clara overcame the assumptions of a male dominated industry and why she is optimistic and even encourages women to join her in the field. Myles Biggs talks with Clara via podcast. Listen in to hear an infectious passion for her work and also for her company. Learn how she got to where she is now and the steps her company is taking to empower women in their ranks.
Margaret Whelan, Whelan Advisory, LLC, shares her story and thoughts on forging a career in the housing industry.
Sara Newton-Mahony, John Burns, describes a receptive, encouraging, and energizing experience as she begins her career in the housing industry.
Laura Dwyer, Dupont, "We build people's dreams. How fun is that?"
Deana Moore, Bassenian Lagoni Architects, "Since data shows that women make the home-buying decisions, we need more women in the business helping to make great decisions every step of the way....Because at the end of the day we all end up at home."
Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison, shares her story with Betsy Scott just before captivating the room with her keynote presentation at the 2019 Innovation Summit!
Andrea Finger, AKF Strategy Consulting, shares her story and the many opportunities for women to join her in the housing industry.
Erica Bovard, GE Appliances, speaks with Dave about the many complexities and the opportunities to disrupt the industry.
Shannon Cawley, Bluelinx Corporation, shares her experience entering the construction industry, how she's grown to love it, and why she encourages other women to join her in the field.
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