You can count on WBC to keep you updated on industry trends, events and important information. Enjoy this issue! If you have a story to share, email it to us at info@wbcnyc.org.


WBC Board Members featured in NYREJ

WBC Board Members, Jennifer Carey, CEO of JLC Environmental Consultants, and K.A. Stacie Alexiou, CEO and Managing Director of WATT + FLUX an LED Inspire Company, were featured in the New York Real Estate Journal’s 2017 Women in Building Services. Both inspiring women have demonstrated the incredible impact women can make on the building services industry.

View the 2017 Women in Building Services Spotlight here.



Save the Date: Annual WBC Holiday Celebration

Join us for WBC’s Annual Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 6th at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, as we close out yet another busy year and look forward to what 2018 has to offer. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, conversation and holiday festivities with WBC from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Register here.




Op-Ed in Crain’s New York explores the challenges faced by minority and women enterprises

The most recent New York State MWBE Disparity Study highlights the consistent disadvantage that minority and female contractors are at compared to their white male counterparts. This op-ed article calls upon the governor to sign a bill State Senator Marisol Alcántara has pushed through and promoted. The bill has the potential to transform the way MWBEs do work in New York City by increasing the limit on discretionary contracts.

Read more here.   



Meet Tybot: A robot that can tie rebar to form bridge decks

A construction firm in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania has developed a new, autonomous robot that can expand on a frame up to 140 feet across a bridge’s width under the supervision of only one worker. The robot, known as Tybot, can save labor hours and reduce injuries workers are at risk of while straddling rebar frames.

Read more here.




Forbes releases 14th Annual World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List

Forbes has chosen the top 100 #PowerWomen in the world! The list includes presidents, CEOs, actresses, philanthropists and more. The list reminds us of the inspirational women who are changing the game and striving for excellence in their respective industries each day.

Get your daily dose of inspiration and check out the top 20 here.


 


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