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NABWIC's guest this morning is Andrea Whilby!
Andrea Whilby is the President of Providian Construction Group, She is a General Contractor and a dynamic leader in the South Florida Community. Andrea came to the United States with her family over 15 years ago from the Island of Jamaica to pursue her educational goals. She began her pursuits of an associate degree in Architecture at Broward Community College. While at BCC Andrea was a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa. There she served as Parliamentarian and then Vice President. She was a member of the Deans list several times and was honored in the Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges in 1995. Andrea Graduated with Honors from BCC and also received the distinguished Student in Business award in 1996. She then transferred to the University of Florida where she pursued her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Building Construction Management. While at the University Andrea was nominated to be a McNair Scholar in honor of the late Ronald E. McNair. She served as President of the National Association of Minority Contractors in the M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction in 1997. She was also nominated to the President’s list in 1997 and graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida. Andrea obtained her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and maintained her high standards for educational pursuits by graduating with high honors.
Rosa Jones Carter is a progressing construction owner with JC Homes Services, LLC of Jacksonville Florida. She has been skilled in commercial and industrial masonry and concrete construction for 24 years and counting. This is a family owned business and she is the third generation. At the age of 25 she became certified as a Structural Mason Contractor in Tampa, FL and an OSHA Safety Inspector in Chicago, IL. After suffering a near death experience she closed the business until recently. She envisions restructuring the company to include young adults, innovation while achieving a Mind Shift change on how to become a Black Woman in Construction.
Rosa Jones Carter also stays active in her community by educating others about the construction industry, current political dealings, and current affairs. She serves as a Board Member and Officer of the Florida First Coast Chapter of the National Business League (NBL), Co-Chair of Economic Development of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and a Member of National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC).
Find out more about Rosa Jones Carter and her company, JC Homes Services, by visiting www.JCHomesServices.com.
NBWIC's guest this morning is Dr. Revonna Mitchell!
The National Association of Black Women in Construction is
“The Voice of Black Women in Construction”
“The Architect of Jobs and Builder of Communities”
Founded to increase the national awareness of African American women in the construction industry. The charge of the National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) is to advocate for Black women to further opportunity for its membership. We advance the NABWIC mission with our core foundation strengthen, by the building blocks of new educational, entrepreneurial, professional and social network connections.
The vision of the National Association of Black Women in Construction is to build lasting strategic partnerships with first-rate organizations and individuals that will provide ground-breaking and innovative solutions for black women in construction and their respective communities.
The National Association of Black Women In Construction will come together with Lockheed Martin in collaboration with the TransSTEM Academy Partners Consortium for the Fifth Annual Industry Day Event at Cardoza High School, 2501 -11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001! Industry Day provides a platform for industry professionals to share with students the opportunities available in various career fields of transportation, aviation, construction, engineering, and technology.
On Today's Show, Host Jamie Dean and other invited members-panelists from the NABWIC will discuss the impactfulness of TransSTEM Academy's 2014 Industry Day Event that will be held May 15, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Welcome our Guest: Shelia Jones, she is a 25 year business entreprenuer, focusing on business development for small businesses and organizations that support the small business community.
Ms. Jones 10 year tenure with Xerox Corp., facilitated her interest in the use of technology for education & training. Her diverse career path inspired her to become an independent consultant to focus on business development for the small business community.
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