On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Skanska USA Building hosted an event that brought together female business and thought leaders in Philadelphia’s construction industry for Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The women discussed their career journeys, areas of expertise, and advice for women in male-dominated fields.


  • Simi Kaplin Baer, Principal, Kaplin Stewart
  • Peggy Cowan, Senior Project Manager, Skanska
  • Colleen Demark, Electrical Estimator, Skanska
  • Jamie Doran, Partner, JacobsWyper Architects
  • Sara Eastman, AIA, NCARB, Principal, EwingCole
  • Amy Hennessey, Executive Director, Employing Bricklayers Association
  • Jennifer Unterberger, Director of Leasing, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Moderator- Ronda Bailey, Founding Member of PWC (Professional Women in Construction)