Birmingham, Ala. (Nov. 7, 2022) — Construction Business Owner (CBO), the leading business magazine for contractors, is pleased to announce the nine finalists of its Outstanding Women in Construction (OWIC) 2022 honor.

OWIC was designed to recognize industry-leading females and their skills, achievements and contributions to the construction industry. The nine finalists selected for OWIC 2022 are:

  • Erika Anderson, Culture of Care Manager, Associated General Contractors of America, Colorado
  • Robyn Artis Lawler, Construction and Design Integrator, Clayco
  • Jessica Bowlin, Building Construction Program Teacher, Auburn High School
  • Mindy Colden, Vice President, North Carolina, Faulconer Construction Company
  • Sarah Dunn, Senior Vice President, CG Schmidt
  • Amanda Gentle, Project Manager, Roman E&G Corp
  • Consuelo Lockhart, Executive Director and Founder, Latinas Welding Guild, Inc.
  • Libby Mendiratta, Executive Vice President, G. E. Frisco Company Inc
  • Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters

These finalists will be recognized in a special section in CBO’s November 2022 print edition and on throughout the months of November and December. OWIC 2022 received nearly 100 nominations from the colleagues, coworkers, friends and spouses of outstanding women in every corner of the construction industry.


“Since the inception of OWIC in 2019, the industry has come forth with such impressive support of the program — it’s a wonderful and powerful thing to see it return even stronger each year,” said Kathy Wells, editor of CBO. “I am always eager to share this section with our readers, who are steadily becoming boundless supporters of construction workforce diversification," said Wells. "We’re proud to bring focus to the industry’s female minority and their successes.”

OWIC 2022 is made possible through the support of its sponsors, who recognize the importance of promoting equality and supporting women in the industry. OWIC 2022 is sponsored by:

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Nominations for OWIC 2022 opened July 7 and closed Sept. 2., and had no age limitations, but required that nominees must:

  • Be female
  • Work in construction (general contracting, subcontracting, specialty trades and others allied to the field) in the United States
  • Be respected by industry peers, leaders and clients
  • Show outstanding leadership and management skills
  • Make outstanding contributions to their company, industry and/or community

“This year’s incredible finalists serve a reminder that the industry is changing in both composition and quality. We’re grateful to celebrate such a strong class of professionals who bring authority and excellence to the OWIC honor,” said Wells. Nominations for Outstanding Women in Construction 2023 will open July 10, 2023.