Join us for Women in Green's Fall Gathering on Gender Equity in the Workplace!

November 14th | 5pm - 7:30pm | FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery 


Workplace Gender Equity: Strategies for a gender balanced workplace

The benefits and importance of gender equity have been a circulating discussion, and a number of local organizations have taken impactful strides to create a workplace culture that leverages and cultivates all professionals for overall success.  Our Fall gathering will feature a dynamic panel discussion of industry leaders, discussing new research findings around the benefits of gender equity – as well as real-world policies, outcomes and lessons learned. 

Attendees can expect to leave with a clear understanding of how to go back to their teams and companies to evaluate how they are doing and how they can help move the needle on gender equity in the workplace environment.  We’ll also include tips for the individual professional to push through the common gender equity issues, and proactively champion their own professional trajectory.

Check-in opens at 5pm and the program will begin promptly at 5:30pm. VIEW EVENT FLYER.

This event is open to all gender identities and expressions! We encourage all people to join this important discussion.


Suzy Cruden, DBIA, Director of Business Development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Suzy is Director of Business Development for the McCarthy Southern California Region based in San Diego. A former design manager, Suzy has worked closely with design and preconstruction teams to bring best value solutions to clients. With more than a decade of experience in the construction industry and having worked for a large healthcare system prior to joining McCarthy, she brings a unique owner’s perspective to projects. Her expertise in working with clients and architects in a collaborative environment provides the background that helps McCarthy deliver an exceptional experience to their clients in San Diego and the Southern California region. A certified DBIA Professional, Suzy is also active in McCarthy Partnership for Women, an employee resource group supporting the recruitment, development and retention of women at McCarthy and in our industry to broaden diversity of perspective.

Dr. Hei-ock Kim, Executive Director, Kim Center for Social Balance

Hei-ock has devoted more than 10 years to nonprofit administration in the arts, environmental conservation, and social issues. She has also been a passionate educator for over 30 years as a teacher, professor, and lecturer. Her professional involvements include being a member of the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, MANA de San Diego, Women in Public Finance, and the Lawyers Club of San Diego. A frequent speaker, Hei-ock has presented at San Diego Grantmakers, Ashford University, Women in Public Finance, and the Lawyers Club. 

After graduating from Princeton University and The Juilliard School, Hei-ock earned her doctorate in classical piano performance from The Catholic University of America. She continues to share her love of music as an adjunct professor at National University.

Rob Misel, Partner, The Miller Hull Partnership

As a partner at The Miller Hull Partnership, Robert Misel believes firm leaders should not only participate in equity and diversity conversations, but actively lead the change. He is responsible for the firm’s initiatives on improving issues related to staff equity, parity and diversity, as well as leading Open Studio, an introductory summer design program and internship for underserved high school students in the Seattle area who are interested in architecture as they consider a college career. At Miller Hull and through his volunteer work with AIA Seattle and the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, Rob is actively involved in moving the practice of architecture forward by advocating for a community of inclusiveness, diversity and gender equity within the profession.

Since joining the Miller Hull in 2002, Rob has become passionate about creating an environment that values the unique strengths of each design team member to envision the best outcome and seek extraordinary results together. In his experience, this often leads to a transparent, integrated team dynamic where team cohesion, collaboration and accountability are at the core of team and project development. Rob’s primary goal is to maintain those relationships beyond project completion.




November 14, 2019 at 5:00pm - 7:30pm


FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery
1477 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
United States
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