Please join us for breakfast on
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 am
A conversation about women in the workplace in 2018.
Weâll be discussing everything from the #MeToo movement to actions employers can take to creating a more equitable place to work
Executive Director at the California Womenâs Law Center
Partner, Gordan & Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at PCL Construction
Associate, Buro Happold
Tuesday, May 22nd
7:30 AM â 10:00 AM
City Club Los Angeles
555 South Flower, Downtown LA
$45 per person
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$8 valet parking for up to 3-hours. Enter garage on 5th Street or Flower.
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Betsy Butler, Executive Director at California Womenâs Law Center, has been fighting for equality and justice throughout her career. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the California Womenâs Law Center where she helps break down barriers and advance the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education.
Prior to joining the Law Center, Betsy served in the California State Assembly, representing the 53rd Assembly District, which covered coastal Los Angeles. During her tenure in the legislature, Betsy prioritized bills addressing the needs of veterans, older Americans, working families, the environment and consumer rights. Committed to those who have served our country, Betsy was honored to be named the 2011 Legislator of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans of America and the 2012 Legislator of the Year by the American Veterans (AMVETS).
A committed advocate for fairness and equal rights, Betsy has worked for the California League of Conservation Voters, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Consumer Attorneys of California. She began her career in public service with Lt. Governor Leo McCarthy and was an appointee of President Bill Clinton in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
Betsy is an appointed member of the California Commission on Aging and the Los Angeles County Probation Commission. She presently serves on the Board of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project of Los Angeles, Equality California, the Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial Task Force, the Gay Menâs Chorus of Los Angeles, the Pico Union Project and she is an Advisory Board Member of the Soldierâs Project as well as Peace Over Violence, a domestic violence education and support organization.
Heidi Creighton is an associate at BuroHappold Engineering and is a registered architect, a LEED AP with BD+C and O+M specialties, a WELL AP, and a Fitwel Ambassador. Her work focuses on sustainability and wellness strategies and certifications for academic, healthcare, commercial, and residential projects. She provides sustainability consulting services at the building and masterplan scales, as well as 3rd party certification management (LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL), post occupancy evaluation, and health and wellbeing-focused design. Heidi has been active in the green building industry for more than 15 years and has served on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors since early 2013. Heidi is a passionate advocate for a restorative built environment, delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable developments. In support of a firm-wide diversity initiative, Heidi proposed that BuroHappold U.S. pursue the JUST Label. BuroHappold U.S. now has its JUST Label, accomplished through the policy, diversity and pay-scale data needed for reporting to this transparent database. She has also been instrumental in the launch of a Diversity & Inclusion Forum at BuroHappold, intended to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity within the office.
Brenda Radmacher, Partner at Gordan & Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, actively practices in the areas of construction, real estate and employment litigation. Ms. Radmacher specializes in representing landowners, lenders, design professionals, builders, and developers in all aspects of both private and public construction litigation. She has defended all types of cases including mass actions and class action claims, defending residential homebuilders, commercial contractors, and design professionals. As part of her employment practice, Ms. Radmacher has handled sensitive discrimination, harassment, and assault claims for her clients, including complex franchise/corporations issues. Ms. Radmacher frequently litigates disputed claims under the ADA, Title VII, FDCPA, as well as state and local laws, including Californiaâs Proposition 65. In addition, Ms. Radmacher handles personal injury actions relating to construction site accidents, mold exposure and toxic tort claims, as well as regularly advising multinational and Fortune 500 clients on compliance with Californiaâs Proposition 65 and related regulations. Ms. Radmacher also has expertise in developing risk-management protocols for her clients in both the construction, regulatory, and employment areas.
In her over 22 years of practice, Ms. Radmacher has secured multiple victories for her clients early in the litigation through aggressive law and motion practice, effective negotiation, and early dispute resolution techniques. Due to her experience as a private and court-appointed mediator, Ms. Radmacher is an excellent negotiator and is sought out to resolve the most difficult and complex matters.
Priscilla Chavez, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at PCL Construction For Priscilla Chavez, the construction industry is more than just building. To her, itâs about breaking out of the traditional misbeliefs and discovering unique ways of making a difference in local communities. As the manager of diversity and inclusion at PCL Construction, Priscilla oversees and manages community outreach, certified subcontractor relationships, local hiring requirements, local government and labor relations as well as small business development.
As a certified compliance administrator, Priscilla has been recognized as the industryâs leading compliance professional in Southern California. "I get to go out and hear stories personally which gives me an opportunity to be their advocateâ
Currently, Priscilla Chavez serves as the president of the National Association of Women In Construction Los Angeles Chapter. She is also a board member of the Women Business Enterprise Council as well as an active corporate member of the National Association of Minority Contractors, Women in Architecture and Design, Chinese American Construction Professionals and many other professional organizations.
Priscilla is determined to educate small businesses and individuals through PCLâs network and will continue to provide opportunities for communities to thrive and grow.