Atlanta (May 2016) – Linda Rabbitt, the Founder, Chair and CEO of one of the country’s most successful commercial contractors, will share her wisdom and experiences at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s “Amazing Women” Speaker’s Series May 5.
Rabbitt’s award-winning company, rand* construction, has performed exceptional work for high-profile businesses, institutions and organizations including General Dynamics, Bozzuto, the Kennedy Center, Susan G. Komen and the National Institutes of Health; media outlets including the Washington Post, Politico and CBS Radio, as well as the D.C. Bureaus of the Associated Press and China Central TV; high-end retailers Gucci, Vince, Frye and others; plus several restaurants – both fine-dining and quick service. Her firm is also a leader in sustainable building, delivering projects earning LEED gold and platinum certifications. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, rand* has offices in Atlanta, Denver and Austin.
Her success is even more remarkable given that women are so rare in construction. A 2014 report by the National Women’s Law Center shows that even though women make up almost half of the overall workforce, only 2.6% work in construction jobs and apprenticeships. That’s roughly the same as it was 30 years ago. And only 1.5% work in construction supervisory positions.
The discussion is expected to cover topics including leadership skills, excelling in a primarily male industry, and creating a great workplace. (The Washington Business Journal and Washingtonian Magazine have repeatedly named *rand one of the area’s Best Places to Work.) Rabbitt will also share what she learned from leading through crises – including the sudden loss of a key employee as well as her own recovery from breast cancer. Women’s roles on corporate boards will be on the agenda as well. The National Association of Corporate Directors has named her Director of the Year, and the Washington Business Journal has honored her as an Outstanding Director. She also funded a George Washington University program to train more female board members.
The event is hosted by MMM’s Women’s Initiative, a division of the firm’s MMMPact community outreach. The program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at City Club of Buckhead. Click here to register.
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