ENR Webinar: Angela Cotie

Apr 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


START DATE:4/10/2019

Start Time:2:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

There has been intense debate over disturbing trends that highly-qualified women professionals are either leaving the construction sector or dropping out of their technical and management-track careers. Are the complex demands of work and modern family life the problem? Or is it gender-based stereotyping or something else?

Panelists will provide an update on unique research as to why industry women head for the career “off-ramp”, and offer insights on how good employers are removing obstacles and boosting workplace cultures to keep women on the road to success.

During this webinar, panelists will discuss these, among other topics:

  • Why is the turnover rate for women in engineering fields higher than men, despite increased efforts to improve recruiting and retention?
  • What are the major hurdles for women to remain in the profession?
  • How do you keep your career on a steady advancement pace even with short term gaps?
  • How do we change the paradigm? What should leaders do to change the culture with the emphasis on retention?
Speakers include Angela Cotie, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Co., Houston

A project executive for Gilbane, Angela has been involved with many high-profile projects during her 22 years that have received multiple local, national and international awards.

A Penn State graduate, Angela was an ENR Texas/Louisiana Top 20 under 40 in 2015 and a 2018 STEAM Role Model for Houston Women’s Chamber. She is working with the AGC starting a local Women in Construction initiative and was a featured panelist at the 2018 ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

Angela is ACE Mentor Houston’s Chairman of the Board, a board member for PSU’s Architectural Engineering Program, a Galveston Career Connect leader, HISD chamber member, and active with her children’s school, FFA and activities.