The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is excited to announce our membership in the New York Building Congress and our participation as a charter member of a newly launched Council of Women’s Organizations of the Built Environment, whose first meeting took place on October 5, 2012. The idea and the request of the council was brought to New York Building Congress by the women’s organizations, to which the Congress responded by providing a platform with the Council. The Council is formed to use the Building Congress organizational structure and staff support to help improve cooperation and coordination among the multiple women’s organizations in design, construction and real estate, and to marshal their collective voice and influence for common goals. Member organizations include those representing women engineers, architects, construction workers, contractors, real estate professionals and transportation experts, among others.
The launching was hosted by Jennifer Raab, President of Hunter College at the college owned Roosevelt House with a lunch sponsored by Cerami Associated at the Four Freedoms Room with guest speaker Diana Taylor, Chair, Hudson River Park Trust. NYBC nominated BWAF Trustee Ms. Porie Saikia-Eapen as the Council Chair which was accepted by the Council Members.
Member organizations of the new council include:
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
National Association of Women in Construction
Association of Real Estate Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women
Women’s Builders Council
Women’s Transportation Seminar of NY
New York Commercial Real Estate Women
Society of Women Engineer