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P W B AT L A N TA CH A PT ER

Professional Women in Building:
Two Powerful Perspectives
By Louise Plonowski, Gilbert & Sheppard Group

NAHB's Professional Women
in Building (PWB) is the largest
council in the nation and is the voice
of women in the building industry,
dedicated to promoting industry
professionals and supporting its
members at the local, state and
national level by offering networking
and educational opportunities
through legislative awareness and
outreach and professional and
personal development.
PWB members work in all aspects of
the building industry: owners, builders,
developers, remodelers, architects,
suppliers, marketing experts,
designers, finance and real estate.
For more insights about PWB,
we recently sat down with both the
current NAHB PWB Chair, Juli Bacon,
as well as next year's Chair of Atlanta
PWB, Donna Mathis, and are pleased
to share their perspectives on this
vibrant and fast-growing council within
the NAHB.

Juli Bacon, 2017 NAHB Professional
Women in Building Chair

Juli Bacon,
2017 NAHB Professional
Women in Building Chair
"The NAHB Professional Women
in Building Council has come a long
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way since I first became involved in
2005," says Juli Bacon, 2017 NAHB
Professional Women in Building chair,
and president of JB Consulting Systems
in Woodinville, Washington. "So many
changes have happened that it is hard
to list them all. Since my involvement,
we realized a major name change,
but the most significant success was
becoming an official council of the
NAHB Federation in 2015. Since that
time we have continued to build on our
legacy of leadership.
"One of the things I appreciate the
most about our Council is the ability
to think strategically and long term.
We develop a new strategic plan
every three years with an emphasis
on building on past years' successes.
Leadership and advocacy are the
mainstays of this strategic thinking.
"We have kicked off 2017 with a
new strategic plan with more emphasis
in building leadership paths for
women within the NAHB federation,
as well as providing resources and
assistance for women in their state
and local associations. Our Board of
Trustees boasts 100 percent BUILDPAC
participation, with most participating
at a Gold Key Level or higher. We are
looking forward to capturing what
we have been doing on an organic,
grassroots level within the council
for mentoring and build that into a
strong mentoring program that we can
share with all of our councils across
the country.
"The support and friendship that
our council members have enjoyed
since our inception has been a strong
foundation for the successes we
now and will continue to enjoy. I rely on
my sisters at the national level as well
as on our local level to provide me with

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strong professional support, and I
receive a lot of personal support and
satisfaction as well. Together we have
been successful at bringing new leaders
into this organization and I look forward
to what is to come."

Donna Mathis, 2018 Atlanta PWB Chair

Donna Mathis,
Vice Chair, Atlanta Professional
Women in Building
Donna Mathis is vice chair of
Atlanta Professional Women in
Building, one of the largest councils
of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders
Association. She will be its chair in
2018. Simultaneously, she serves as
vice chair of NAHB's PWB Awards
& Recognition Committee, and will
be this national committee's chair
next year.
"Atlanta PWB will be celebrating
its fifth anniversary in 2018, and we
are already working on some exciting
new events for our membership that
has grown to more than 160 people
since 2013," according to Donna who
enjoys the opportunity to work with
professional women in the building
industry throughout the United States.
Donna is owner and president
of Haven Design Works, the
Atlanta-based merchandising



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017

Letter From the President
Education and Events Calendar
Marketing to Millennials: Engage a Tech-Savvy Market by Planning Upfront
Virtual Tours Make Homes Memorable
Legal Corner
Education
Bookstore
55+ Housing Council
Sales and Marketing Council
Pwb Atlanta Chapter
Homeaid Atlanta
Earthcraft
Index to advertisers/advertisers.com
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - cover1
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - 6
Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Letter From the President
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Education and Events Calendar
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Marketing to Millennials: Engage a Tech-Savvy Market by Planning Upfront
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - 14
Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Virtual Tours Make Homes Memorable
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Legal Corner
Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Education
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Bookstore
Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - 55+ Housing Council
Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Sales and Marketing Council
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Pwb Atlanta Chapter
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Homeaid Atlanta
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Earthcraft
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2017 - Index to advertisers/advertisers.com
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