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Speakers for CI’s Women Who Build Summit Announced

Indra Nooyi

East Hartford, CT – The Construction Institute announced that its opening keynote speaker for its 2022 Women Who Build Summit will be Indra Nooyi, bestselling author and former CEO and chairman of PepsiCo.

The event will take place on April 13-14 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, and is open to the public. This year’s theme, “Instigate, Inspire, Influence,” will be highlighted by Indra Nooyi’s keynote.

The two-day conference will also include breakout sessions, expert panel discussions, and focused workshops, with presentations by regional, national, and international speakers, all designed to spark interactions between attendees. The event brings together women and men to celebrate, explore, connect, share, and inspire the innovators and glass-ceiling breakers of tomorrow.

Other speakers include:

●  Andrea Baker, formerly with CannonDesign
●  Laura Cooley, Operational Learning & Development Leader
●  Laura Cruickshank, University of Connecticut
●  Dorri Giles Raposa, HDR (retired)
●  Carol Gladstone, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
●  Janine Helwig, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
●  Dara Hendrix, Berkeley Research Group
●  Petina Killiany, Arcadis
●  Mary Loden, Compass Management Consulting
●  Karen Medeiros, Gilbane Building Company
●  Anamaria Popescu, Berkeley Research Group
●  Joe Wargo, Helbling & Associates

The Construction Institute is a nonprofit organization of diverse AEC professionals dedicated to creating a learning and dynamic industry landscape. To learn more about the Institute and to register for the program, visit