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Women of Asphalt – Colorado had a presence at the 47th annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment show. There were two presentations during the two-day conference. The first was part of the opening general session as a teaser followed by a full session. They also had a booth at the how.
WofA at Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association’s Annual Conference
From January 6-8, 2020, MAPA held their Annual Conference in Columbia, MO. Women of Asphalt had a panel discussion featuring Colleen West (Corrective Asphalt Maintenance), Karen Rhoads (Fred Weber) and Lianne Reizer (All American Transportation) moderated by Debbie Novak. Jennifer Griffin (MoDOT) and Monica Pitts (MayeCreate) also presented during the conference and Shishi Chen from the University of Missouri was one of the MAPA scholarship recipients.
Women of Asphalt-Colorado Hosts First Official Mixer
On October 24, 2019, the first official Women of Asphalt- Colorado Mixer was held at Honnen Equipment Company in Commerce City. Attendees were treated to heavy equipment demonstrations by Honnen and refreshments sponsored by Martin Marietta Materials. The evening was a great opportunity to network, make new friends, and share experiences. CAPA generously donated money for items including a gift basket for a drawing and a fund to help women entering the industry if they need assistance purchasing necessary work equipment.
CO Transportation & Construction Girl Event
The Transportation & Construction Girl Event was held on September 23. There were several hundred attendees and more than 500 at the lunch and presentation. The “Women of Asphalt” Colorado was well represented. To learn more about TC Girl please click here.
HAPI Hosted Free Video Conference
On August 15th HAPI hosted a very well-attended free “Introduction to WofA” video conference. Founding members Amy Miller and Natasha Ozybko were on the call and shared their story of forming WofA, current initiatives, and future plans. They also shared ways members can benefit from WofA initiatives and discussed ways to engage. After this discussion, Amy and Natasha stayed on the line and spoke specifically to attendees from Hawaii about the possibility of a local WofA Hawaii branch.
PAIKY Hosted First WofA Event
On June 7, PAIKY hosted it’s first WofA event. The very successful luncheon included networking, information about WofA, and Federal Highway Administrator Nicole Nason as the featured speaker. Administrator Nason spoke to the challenges our industry faces and the national programs being implemented. Administrator Nason also touched on key statistics that highlighted the need for more women within the industry. For more information please click here.
CAPA Hosted WofA All Member Luncheon
On May 17, 2019, the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association hosted a luncheon for CAPA Members and agency partners to discuss starting a Colorado chapter of WofA. The response of the women and men who attended was very positive. Numerous potential activities on how to recruit, support, and help in the advancement of women in the industry were discussed. They hope to kick off an official WofA Colorado Chapter once the details at the national level are finalized later this summer.
Successful Second WofA Event Hosted by APAI!
On May 16, 2019, Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana hosted 40 women from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Milestone Contractors generously donated the use of their suite for the event. In addition to networking with other women in the industry and being inspired by the keynote speaker Julie Kratz, who focused on engaging men as allies, the attendees also got the opportunity to have a photo opportunity with three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, get up close and personal with Indy 500 divers and pit crews with pit and garage passes, and kiss the famous Yard of Bricks. Some even rode around the 2.5 mile track at over 115 mph!
CAPA hosted WofA Roundtable Discussion
The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association held their first Women of Asphalt panel discussion on February 27 at the 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show.
The exceptional panel of ladies included Ellen Hilbig (City of Longmont), Amy Strothopolos (WesTest), Brenda Shuler (Aggregate Industries WCR) and Nicki Upright (CDOT).
PAPA hosted WofA Roundtable Discussion
On January 29, 2019, at their 59th Annual Conference, Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association hosted a Women of Asphalt Roundtable. The discussion was moderated by Amy Miller, P.E. The event was held at the historic Hotel Hershey.
APAI Kicked-Off First State WofA Group
On November 27, 2018, Kirsten Pauley, APAI Executive Director, kicked-off the first state WofA group in Indiana.
CalAPA hosted Women of Asphalt Leader Panel Dinner Event!
On October 24 at the 2018 CalAPA Fall Conference & EPIC Events in Sacramento, women leaders in the asphalt industry discussed challenges and opportunities for women finding success in the asphalt industry. For more information, please click here