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"Bridging the Gap"

"Bridging the Gap"

2024 Wall and Ceiling Conference

Saturday, May 18, 2024
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)

Event Details

  • Are you a thought leader propelling change or someone seeking advocacy and resources?
  • Do not overlook this opportunity to learn how to promote gender balance in the construction industry. 

Join us in welcoming our 2 panels of Leadership from both Union and Contractor sectors along with special guests:


May 18
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Luncheon
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Bringing More Women into Construction Union Panel Discussion - UBC, IUPAT, OPCMIA & LIUNA
* Dispelling myths & unearthing the unknowns
* Creating an inclusive environment
* Recognizing biases
* Safe workplace, harassment prevention
* Childcare grants and other resources
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break & Interactive Hands-on Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Advancing & Retaining Women in Construction Contractor Panel Discussion 
* Improving communication
* Inclusive networking and sponsorship
* Perceived confidence
* Awaking unconscious biases

Barb Allen

Keynote Speaker

Construction Barb

Lisa Becerra

Chief of Staff

Laborers Training School

Jovan Johnson

Special Representative

West. States Reg. Carpenters

Stacy Kolegraff

Assistant Prof., Const. Mgmt

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Alise Martiny

Vice President


Kelly Jenkins-Pultz

Regional Administrator

US Dep. of Labor Women's Bureau

Robert Williams lll

Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer


Madison Hull

Director of Service


Carmen Valencia-Castillo

Dir. of Marketing & Comms.

Wall and Ceiling Alliance

Karina Eshilian

Sales Representative

Performance Contracting, Inc.

Nichole Schwarz


Standard Drywall, Inc.

Rachael Segraves

Assistant Project Manager

Swinerton Builders

Lauren Webb

Executive Dir. of Human Capital

Nevell Group, Inc.