Professional Women in Building members work in all aspects of the building industry—as owners, builders, remodelers, architects, suppliers, marketing experts, designers and in finance and real estate. We are a strong and diverse network making advancements for women working in the building industry.
About 47% of privately-owned U.S. firms have women as the majority owner or equal partner — and about 885,000 of these firms are in the construction industry. CONSTRUCTION is also one of the industries with the FASTEST GROWTH
in women-owned businesses.*
*American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, 2011
Why should you join?
REAP the Benefits of PWB Membership
• Member of local and national HBA & PWB
• Connect with amazing and supportive women locally & nationally
• Eligible for scholarship and grants locally and nationally
• Inspirational speakers
• Educational opportunities to help strengthen and grow your business
• Network with leaders from all facets of the building industry
• Interact with builders and their representatives
• Build lasting professional and personal relationships
• Relaxing and fun events throughout the year
Be the first to know about legislative issues affecting our industry. Get involved with advocating locally and support those who are working for our industry.
• Scholarships and Grants
Thanks to its generous sponsors, the council is able to offer scholarships to students in the building industry and continuing education grants to its members. In addition, members compete for travel grants to the International Builders’ Show.
Click here for a the PWB Atlanta Scholarship Application
How do I join?
Membership is open to any individual from a Greater Atlanta HBA member company. Click here to download a membership application
Why Should I Join?
Hear from our members to see why you should join. Click on the link below to hear from our members to see why you should join.
PWB video below:
Monica Saunders, Member Services Director
2017 PWB- Atlanta Chapter Chair
Irene Hall, FrontDoor Communities
Board of Directors
Irene Hall, FrontDoor Communities
IRENE HALL , Marketing Director at FrontDoor Communities, has over 24 years of executive real estate marketing experience, including: master planned developments, golf course and luxury single family home communities, multi-family rental and condo product, as well as mixed-use developments throughout the southeast. Irene has been recognized by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association on multiple occasions, including Marketing Director of the Year.
Donna Mathis, Haven Design Works
Donna Mathis is a recognized leader with 20+ years of experience in the field of Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design. She has successfully developed and branded the art of creating model home interiors that enhance the selling process for builders. Her extensive background in design and sales gives her a competitive advantage which allows her clients to stay in the forefront of the home selling process. Her company, Haven Design Works Inc. has been in business for 15 years and services builders and developers throughout the southeast.
Tangela Martin, Georgia Power Company
Tangela is an Area Sales Executive with Georgia Power Company, the largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company. She’s responsible for sales in the Single Family New Market for Metro South Region which covers the Butts, Henry, Clayton, South Fulton, Fayette and Coweta county territory. She has experience is in Residential Marketing, Commercial & Industrial Marketing and Customer Service. At Georgia Power, she serves as co-chair of the Metro South Employee Action Council, Her external involvement includes serving on the Fayette County, United Way Advisory Board, Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity Development Committee, Jaguar Foundation of Atlanta Advisory Board, Troop Volunteer for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Troop#212 (Peachtree City).
Donna Steakley, O’Dwyer Homes
Donna is the Director of Sales for Dwyer Properties. She brings with her over 20 years of new homes sales and marketing experience. Her background boasts on-site experience giving her the ability to understand the on-site agent’s world. Her management experience includes Division Manager of Sales & Marketing for Colony Homes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Levitt and Sons, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Waterford Homes and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tag Realty, INC. Donnas’ knowledge of sales training, marketing, and creating a new homes community with clear communications among the builder, prospect, site agent, and development ensure her success.
Meg Thompson, Meg & Co
Meg Thompson has 25+ years of new home sales & marketing experience, in addition to extensive capabilities and valuable insight into the marketplace and diverse customer segments. She is hands-on and reactive to the needs of those she works with, creating a personalized experience and delivering results. She is an active member of The Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, Sales and Marketing Council, and the National, Georgia, and Northeast chapters of the Metro Association of Realtors.
Kristine Cupid, Design 2 Sell
Kristine is a Marketing Program Manager for Design2Sell, a Home Staging a Redesign company specializing in Vacant Staging & Model Home Merchandising in Metro Atlanta. A native of Toronto, Canada she holds a Fine Arts degree from the Ontario College of Art & Design and holds a Social Media Marketing Certification from Kennesaw State University. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Women in Building Council of the Greater Atlanta HBA, and Co-Chairs the Communications committee. Kristine is also a freelance artist and loves travelling and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.
Dana Eisenberg, Innovative Marketing Solutions
Sara Gillis, Atlanta Gas Light
Lattice Hardwick, Atlantic Bay Mortgage
Scholarship & Outreach
Cassy Mathis, Haven Design Works
Cassy Mathis is a design assistant at Haven Design Works, a model merchandising firm in Atlanta. Cassy has a degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama, and is currently pursuing a degree in Interior Design from Gwinnett Technical College. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Women in Building Council of the Greater Atlanta HBA, and Chairs the young professionals group, Elevate. In her free time, Cassy is addicted to reality tv shows, like The Bachelor, spending time with friends and family, and finding the newest places to see and eat in Atlanta.
Michelle Valente Lee, Morris, Manning and Martin
Michelle Valente Lee is Of Counsel in the firm’s Residential Real Estate practice where she represents lenders, buyers, and sellers covering all aspects of residential real estate transactions.Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Ms. Valente Lee was in private practice where she conducted a high volume of purchase and refinance closings, performed deed-in-lieu transactions for Bank of America, conducted Georgia REO sales on behalf of PNC Bank, and participated in REDC auctions for REO sales. Ms. Valente Lee manages the firm’s Gwinnett office.
Emily Osborne, Atlanta Gas Light
Emily is a native Georgian and has been with Atlanta Gas Light (the largest natural gas distribution utility in the Southeast) for eleven years. She’s worked in construction, engineering, and marketing for AGL, where she recently began her role in 2015 as a Senior Residential Account Executive. She now works with the construction and land development teams of the top residential builders in Georgia. She has a degree in Marketing Management, is a certified small business marketing specialist. Her strengths are in customer service, project management, and event coordination, and her external interests are in the arts and entertainment industry, where she’s an accomplished fiction novelist with nine current publications.
Louise Plonowski, Gilbert Sheppard Group
Courtney Rogers, mRelevance
Courtney Rogers is a Senior Account Manager with Marketing RELEVANCE. In this capacity, she manages a team of three employees and oversees a wide variety of strategic marketing accounts including some of the agency’s largest home builder and developer accounts. Courtney’s expertise includes overseeing account strategy and direction, as well as writing quality public relations and social media content to increase client exposure while also increasing search engine rankings for client websites.
A native of Dallas, Georgia, Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from The University of Georgia, as well as a minor in speech communications. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Dawgs between the hedges on Saturday’s in the fall, spending summer weekends on Lake Hartwell.
Casey Wasinger, Atlantis Granite and Marble
R.E.A.P. THE BENEFITS
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