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WIOPS Board The WiOPS board is (left front to back) Khac, Lauritzen, Greystone; (right front to back) Berg, McConnell, Dansby, Patterson.

SAN FRANCISCO—In 2016, women made up only 9.1% (939,000) of the US construction industry workforce, with just 31% (293,000) of that number in professional and managerial positions, according to statistics from the National Association of Women in Construction. While there are various other industry organizations for women in construction, none of them are tailored to women in construction operations.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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