ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 13, 2018, the Building Industry Association – Orange County Chapter (BIAOC) and The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) will present the Women’s Leadership Conference, a pioneering event dedicated to furthering opportunities for women and addressing the unique challenges they face in homebuilding. NEW HOME Chief Marketing Officer and the founder of the conference, Joan Marcus Webb, is this year’s chairperson.
The conference—to be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim—is now in its fourth year and was launched as a critical platform objective of Marcus Webb when she served as BIAOC President in 2015. It has grown every year since. This year’s event, which is open to men and women, is themed “Passion & Persistence” and will be highlighted with keynote addresses by three-time Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball player Kerry Walsh-Jennings and Susan Ershler, history-making mountain climber and business executive.
As the presenting sponsor, NEW HOME has for the first time invited all female team members from its Southern California division and corporate office—representing more than 70 women—to attend the conference.
“I believe that the BIA Women’s Leadership Conference is one of the most important and powerful events of the year,” said NEW HOME Chief Executive Office, H. Lawrence Webb. “I wanted all our female team members to have the opportunity to join me in experiencing this meaningful day in our industry.”
“Diversity in the workplace is vital to our industry as it continues to evolve,” said Marcus Webb. “The conference has become a platform to discuss the unique challenges, opportunities, accomplishments and perspectives from both genders that we all encounter in our professional lives. Creating more leadership positions for the talented women in homebuilding is a topic that needs constant attention, so we are thrilled with the support the conference receives. We know that all attendees will leave feeling empowered and motivated.”
With more than 700 tickets already sold to the “Who’s Who” of the homebuilding industry in the region, the event has sold out. For more information on the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference, please visit www.BIAOC.com/upcoming-events.
About The Building Industry Association - Orange County Chapter
The Building Industry Association of Southern California – Orange County Chapter (BIA/OC) is a non-profit trade association focusing on education, networking, and advocacy for its more than 1,100-member companies within the home building industry. The Orange County Chapter is one of four chapters that make up BIA-SC and is also affiliated with the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Please visit www.BIAOC.com.
About The New Home Company
NEW HOME is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NWHM.” It is a new generation homebuilder focused on the design, construction and sale of innovative and consumer-driven homes in major metropolitan areas within select growth markets in California and Arizona, including coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and Phoenix. Last year, NEW HOME was named the Fastest Growing Public Company in Orange County on a list published by the Orange County Business Journal. The top ranking was based on NEW HOME’s 208% revenue growth over the previous two years. NEW HOME is a multi-year recipient of “The Eliant” for Best Overall Customer Experience in the Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Award’s multi-divisional builder segment. For two years in a row, NEW HOME was named to the Inc. Magazine Founders 40 list, recognizing newly public companies that have maintained a strong entrepreneurial spirit. For more information about the company or its current new-home offerings, visit www.NWHM.com.