Wrapping up this Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some inspirational—and insightful—answers by women in the PR business to the question: Knowing what you now know about work and success, what advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
There is no crystal ball. You don’t know where you will end up, so enjoy the journey and enjoy wherever it takes you. Work as hard as you can and learn as much as you can. Be curious, be inquisitive, and ask a lot of questions. Be indispensable. Always do your best and impress with your enthusiasm. Build lasting relationships.—Tami Hausman, Hausman LLC
If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it. Go out there and get it.—Liz Torres, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Play the long game and don’t look for shortcuts.—Amy Lyons, SHIFT Communications
Be the person everyone want to work with and ultimately you’ll be the person everyone wants to work for.—Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Aflac
In recognition of Women’s History Month, we’re asking leading practitioners to talk about what drew them to the AEC industries. Lisa Anders, Vice President of Business Development at McKissack & McKissack, has more than two decades of construction project management experience in both public and private sectors. Holding a BS in Civil Engineering from Howard University and a MBA from the University of Maryland, she was senior program director for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and senior project manager for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
“As a child I gravitated towards activities and toys that required creativity and assembly, like Lego, woodworking, and building model trains and rockets. I was into science and math, and loved art. I strongly considered going pre-med, but chose to pursue civil engineering instead because it seemed to capture all of my interests. Although I like the living sciences, I followed my passion of building things over rebuilding people! I have been thoroughly satisfied with my choice. It has been very rewarding, and I feel blessed to enjoy a career that contributes to the enhancement of the world in which we live.”
As a Minority/Women Owned Business, we’re pleased to see the many ways Women’s History Month is being observed. One celebration has particular relevance for us: The role of women in the PR business is the focus of a new exhibition at the Museum of Public Relations and Library. The opening of the show was marked by a panel discussion of the contributions women have made to the industry over the years; participants included Karen Russell, University of Georgia; Meg Lamme, University of Alabama; Karla Gower, University of Alabama and director of the Plank Center; Muriel Fox, co-founder and PR director for the National Organization for Women; and Anne Bernays, novelist, teacher, and daughter of PR pioneer Doris Fleischman Bernays.
Open by appointment, the museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic public relations materials and artifacts. Books, journals, letters, posters, audio tapes, and films chronicle the evolution of the field and the innovative women—and men—who help shape the way we see the world.
We’re thrilled to be continuing our streak of great press for Hausman clients in 2017! Here’s a select list of editorial coverage culled from the month of February.
Engineering News-Record looks at Arup‘s visionary work in the transportation sector
Three major projects by Behnisch Architekten are featured in Arch20: WIPO Conference Hall, Harvard University’s Science and Engineering Complex in Allston, and Santa Monica Parking Structure #6
The AIA New York chapter notes the opening of the innovative Upstate Cord Blood Bank by Francis Cauffman. The project is also covered in Eagle News and NewsWise
Medical Construction & Design talks to Francis Cauffman about best practices in ER design
Francis Cauffman‘s design for New York law firm Fox Rothchild is profiled in Office Snapshots
Real Estate Weekly recognizes staff promotions at Francis Cauffman
Donna Wilson interviews Deryl McKissack of McKissack & McKissack in a three-part series for Bloomberg Radio
The Jobsite turns to Julian Anderson of Rider Levett Bucknall for construction business insight
John Jozwick of Rider Levett Bucknall advises on avoiding drive-by ADA lawsuits in Building Design + Construction