International Women's Day Panel
March 8th at 12pm EST
Join women of NAWIC from across the United States and the UK on International Women's Day and the first day of Women in Construction Week. Topics will include the effect of COVID on women in the industry, the outlook for 2021 and beyond, what we can do to build a brighter future for women in construction, and what NAWIC looks like where they are.
Moderated by: Kizzy Ferrer, CIT, CDT & Past President-Greater Orlando Chapter 73
Amanda Redick, Assistant Project Manager at CF Evans Construction & President of NAWIC Palmetto
Doreen Bartoldus, Construction Management Leader at Jacobs & NAWIC National President Elect
Kelly Aust, Project Manager at Skanska USA Building Inc.& NAWIC Pacific Northwest Region Director
Caroline Morton, Health & Safety Advisor at Summers Inman & Chair of the NAWIC Northeast England
Rosemary Silver, Associate Director, Building Consultancy at Avison Young & Committee member of NAWIC London/SE England
Hosted by the NAWIC Palmetto Chapter of SC #385
MEET OUR PANELISTS
NAWIC Greater Orlando Past President
Boyer Building Corp.
Kizzy Ferrer has a passion for leadership, mentorship and team building. Having started her career in Construction in 2001 as a receptionist for an Electrical Contractor, today Kizzy enjoys working as an Assistant Project Manager for Boyer Building Corp – a full service General Contractor that specializes in Construction for the hospitality industry.
She is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds both the NAWIC Education Foundation CIT & CDT Certifications. She is a Past President of the Greater Orlando Chapter where she serves as a Mentor and a Co-Chair on several committees. She is also both the SE Regional and National Chair for Professional Development and Education for NAWIC. She is an active member because she credits NAWIC for the personal and professional development she has experienced since becoming a member in 2013 and truly enjoys sharing her experiences and lessons with others.
She is the recipient of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training Highest AchievementAward, the NAWIC National “Shining Light” Executive Spotlight Award and the Greater Orlando Chapter 73 - 2016 Chapter President’s Award. In her spare time, Kizzy loves traveling with her husband Nate, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her family.
NAWIC London/SE England
Rosemary Silver studied history at University College London and then undertook a post graduate qualification in building surveying. She qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1989 and has worked as a building surveyor ever since then. She currently works in the City of London office of Avison Young.
In 2017 Rosemary joined NAWIC in order to meet other women in property and construction. Only 15% of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are female. In order to promote women for the RICS, she co-organised the National Conference for NAWIC UK in 2019. It was held at the London HQ of the RICS with 190 participants. This was a double first as the RICS had never hosted an event for women before, and nor had they hosted such a large event.
NAWIC Palmetto SC President
CF Evans Construction
Amanda Redick is the current chapter president for NAWIC Palmetto Chapter #385 in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. She is an assistant project manager for CF Evans Construction, a construction management firm, specializing in wood-frame multi-family construction throughout the Carolinas. Currently working on a 250-unit garden style multi-family development in Ladson, SC, she enjoys team collaboration and the daily variety that comes from life on a project site. A lifelong learner, she will graduate with a Master of Science in Project Management the end of summer 2021. This, she will utilize to further enhance her career in construction and bring success to future project teams. She is currently part of Leadership Dorchester, a leadership development program in Dorchester County, SC. In this, she is dedicated to discovering more about and to enriching her home county. She is happily married to her childhood sweetheart and has two lovely daughters, ages 10 and 6. In her vastly abundant free time, she enjoys sitting in a silent room drinking coffee… or wine.
NAWIC Pacific Northwest Region Director
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Kelly Aust is a Project Manager for Skanska based out of Portland, Oregon. Currently on the Mountain View High School Project is Vancouver, Washington, Kelly has typically worked on projects in healthcare and higher education over her 12 years in the construction industry. Spending too much time at work, Kelly frequently comments that she’s far more comfortable with field toilets than most people would ever want to be. Recognized as a Women of Vision by the Daily Journal of Commerce, inducted into the Oregon State University Council for Early Outstanding Engineers and a staunch supporter of diversity and equity in both workforce and subcontractor participation, Kelly has volunteered with ACE Mentors, the Oregon Tradeswomen Inc planning committees for the Women In Trades Career Fair and the Diversity in the Trades Summit, is a board member on the OSU Construction Education Foundation, as well as, participates with numerous other groups and panels aimed at educating young people and particularly women and people of color about the career opportunities available within the construction industry.
An Oregon native, when not on the jobsite, Kelly loves to be outdoors with her husband, Phil, and her children; Leona and Korban.
Chair of NAWIC Northeast England
Caroline is a CDM Health & Safety Advisor at Summers-Inman based in Newcastle, UK. She has worked at the practice for over a year, previously working as a Structural Engineer for a large engineering consultancy before undertaking her NEBOSH Construction Certificate and heading into the world of Health & Safety in construction. She graduated from Newcastle University with an MEng Civil Engineering degree, and has always had a keen interest in Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Industry as a whole.
Caroline is part of the CDM Health & Safety team at Summers-Inman, and is working on a wide range of projects from multi-million pound hotels to small residential schemes both in Newcastle and across the country. As a Structural Engineer Caroline worked within design teams on a number of projects ranging from new build steel frames, to concrete designs, refurbishments and a variety of survey works. One of the aspects of Caroline’s job she enjoys the most is getting out onto site and seeing projects being constructed.
Caroline has attended NAWIC events since university, and is proud to now be Chair of the NAWIC North East committee inspiring and encouraging more women into a career in Construction. Caroline says ‘the organisation has supported and encouraged me over the last 13 years. The network is fantastic to be a part of and through NAWIC North East I have made contacts who have mentored me through the early stages of my career and I can now pass this experience on to new members of the organisation.
NAWIC National President Elect
Ms. Bartoldus has over 38 years of professional experience as a civil/environmental engineer and construction manager. She has participated in complex, multi-phase, multi-prime construction contracts, involving design, resident engineering, construction management, design liaison, quality control inspection and testing, and project management. Her expertise also encompasses construction management of multi-prime and billion-dollar construction projects incorporating a wide variety of facilities, including water distribution and treatment facilities, tunnels, shafts and distribution chambers, pumping stations, solid waste facilities, storm and sanitary sewers, wastewater treatment facilities, community park and recreation facilities, and highways. These projects ranged from $1 million to $1.4 billion in construction value.
Bartoldus holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (now Tandem School Of Engineering) and a MBA in Sustainable Business from Green Mountain College. She is a registered Professional Engineer in New York, a Certified Construction Manager, a LEED Green Associate, and an Envision Sustainability Professional. Bartoldus is also an adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute, teaching Project Controls to CM Masters students.
Ms. Bartoldus has served on the CMAA Metro NY/NJ Board of Directors, has served as on Local boards and committees for NAWIC, and nationally for NAWIC as Northeast Regional Director 2016-2018, National Treasurer for 2018-2019 And now President Elect 2020-2021. She was also Co-Chair for the New York Building Congress Council of Women’s Organizations from 2013 – 2015 and serves on the Hofstra Engineering School advisory Board since 2019.