During the Hard Hatted Woman Kickstarter campaign in October 2014, filmmaker Lorien Barlow (middle) and ironworker/cast member Ambra Melendez (right) were invited to HuffPostLive for a 30-minute segment to discuss the mission of the film and the challenges and rewards of being a woman in construction.

During the Hard Hatted Woman Kickstarter campaign in October 2014, filmmaker Lorien Barlow (middle) and ironworker/cast member Ambra Melendez (right) were invited to HuffPostLive for a 30-minute segment to discuss the mission of the film and the challenges and rewards of being a woman in construction.

Director Lorien Barlow and ironworker Ambra Melendez on the April 2019 cover of Construction Business Owner magazine. Read the story  here.

Director Lorien Barlow and ironworker Ambra Melendez on the April 2019 cover of Construction Business Owner magazine. Read the story here.

 
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Autodesk University Summit 2018

Speaking to an audience of 2,000 industry professionals from the architecture, engineering, construction and technology space, director Lorien Barlow delivered a keynote address about women in construction. Amid serious concerns about the construction labor shortage, she urged industry stakeholders to invest in a better understanding of both recruitment and retention challenges for women in the field. She highlighted the invisibility of tradeswomen in the media as one of the obstacles to attracting more women to careers in the skilled trades.

APPEARANCES

Diversity and Inclusion in Construction and Engineering (D.I.C.E.) Regional Conference in NYC, Spring 2019

Women Breaking the Mold in Construction conference sponsored by the American Contractors Association Metro Washington in partnership with NAWIC in Washington D.C., Spring 2019

Autodesk University Summit in Las Vegas, NV, Fall 2018

Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT) Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, Fall 2018

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) National Conference in Palm Springs, FL, Summer 2018

Women in Construction, Inc. Conference in Washington D.C., Fall 2018

Women of Vision Awards sponsored by Daily Journal of Conference in Portland, OR, Fall 2017

ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) Conference in San Francisco, Summer 2016

 

PODCASTS

ConTechCrew - November 14, 2018 (Listen here)