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Professional Women in Building Conference

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: McMenamins Anderson School Bothell, WA     Get Directions
Your Price: $95.00
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$75 for PWB members
$85 for MBAKS members
$95 for nonmembers

PWB Conference

Show Your Light!

From first downs to touch downs, bring your best to our industry. Our keynote speaker and expert communicator, Jen Mueller, will show you how to draw on sports to break the ice and build professional relationships with colleagues and business partners. Jen literally wrote the book on “talking sporty.”

For more than twelve years, the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council has recognized, honored, and supported women in the construction trades, opening new pathways toward continued innovation. The second part of the conference program will include an industry panel of women discussing their own journeys in the construction industry. Please attend our annual conference and help us celebrate leaders making a difference in our communities, with countless educational, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

We love to network! It'll be so great to see everyone in-person. Networking starts at 10 a.m. when doors open, so be on time to get a full chance to catch up.

Keynote Speaker

Jen Mueller

Jen Mueller

Founder, Talk Sporty to Me

A 20-year sports broadcasting veteran, Jen Mueller currently serves as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter. She is also an Emmy-award winning producer and part of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team on ROOT Sports. In addition to her work on the sidelines, Jen launched Talk Sporty to Me in 2009, providing a unique twist on business communication. Jen is the author of three books and recently launched an on-demand video series Asking Better Questions.


Industry Panel

Alicia Huey

Alicia Huey

2021 Second Vice Chairman, NAHB

Alicia Huey is president of AGH Homes, Inc., a custom home building company she founded in 2000 in Birmingham, AL. Throughout her career, Alicia has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels. She has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 15 years. In 2008, she was named NAHB’s PWB Woman of the Year. Alicia is also active in her community. She volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for a decade and served as chair of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham from 2012-2014.


Sherry Schwab

Sherry Schwab

HCS Construction Services Co

Sherry Schwab has been a member for more than 20 years and is heavily involved in leadership locally as well as with BIAW and NAHB. In 2012, she was the association’s Board President and in 2020 she served as the PWB Council Chair. Sherry was named NAHB PWB Member of the Year in 2016. In 2017, she served as NAHB National Area 15 Chair, representing members in AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. For her contributions to the homebuilding industry, Sherry has received top awards from MBAKS, was named BIAW Remodeler of the Year in 2002, and was inducted into the BIAW Hall of Fame in 2011.


Traci Tenhulzen

Traci Tenhulzen

Executive Producer, Tenhulzen Residential LLC

Traci Tenhulzen enjoys solving challenges while maintaining expectations throughout the entire process of scripting and producing a project. Having owned and operated her own construction safety consulting business, she is process and customer-service oriented. Traci holds key NAHB designations including CGA (Certified Graduate Associate) and CAPS (Certified Aging In Place). She currently sits on the MBAKS Board as 2nd Vice President. Her love for life includes numerous outdoor hobbies and activities with her husband, son and family dog.


1st and 10 Ticket Raffle

You can buy tickets for a chance to win two tickets to the Seahawks game (including parking!) right after the conference, sponsored by AAA Kartak Glass & Closet. Follow Jen to Lumen Field to see her in action as the Seahawks take on the St. Louis Rams on October 7.

COVID-19 Considerations: Masks are required indoors at this event except when eating or drinking. If you do not bring one, one will be provided to you. The Events Department will update registrants if additional safety measures are required by the venue or local governing bodies.

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Contract Furnishings Mart


Keynote Sponsor


ERNwest



Beverage Sponsor


Tennyson Paint


1st and 10 Ticket Sponsor


AAA Kartak Glass & Closet


Display Sponsors

Puget Sound Energy

Mighty Energy Solutions

IBA

JB Consulting Systems


In-Kind Book Sponsor

Cyneburgscapes


COVID-19 Considerations: Per CDC recommendations, masks are required indoors at this event except when eating or drinking. If you do not bring one, one will be provided to you. The Events Department will update registrants if additional safety measures are required in the MBAKS building and/or local governing bodies.

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Online registration is not available at this time. Contact events@mbaks.com for assistance.