Barbara Res

Head of Construction, Trump Tower


Res rose to the top of the male dominated construction business in New York during the 1970s and 80s. Despite encountering sexual discrimination, harassment and intimidation, Res became the first woman to take charge of the construction of a major skyscraper, the Trump Tower.

Alongside her memoir, All Alone on the 68th Floor: How One Woman Changed the Face of Construction, Res has penned numerous op-ed pieces about women in construction and her philosophy on feminism. She also speaks extensively to women’s groups and industry groups about construction and women’s role in it.

 

Session Details

All Alone on the 68th Floor: How One Woman Changed the Face of Construction

Astor Suite: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Res rose to the top of the male dominated construction business in New York during the 1970s and 80s. Despite encountering sexual discrimination, harassment and intimidation, Res became the first woman to take charge of the construction of a major skyscraper, the Trump Tower.

Alongside her memoir, All Alone on the 68th Floor: How One Woman Changed the Face of Construction, Res has penned numerous op-ed pieces about women in construction and her philosophy on feminism. She also speaks extensively to women’s groups and industry groups about construction and women’s role in it.

Barbara Res will discuss her experience as a female engineer, working on Trump Tower, the successes and challenges of working with Donald Trump, and sexual harassment in construction.

Exhibition:
9.00am - 4.30pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 6.00pm
Dinner served 7.00pm

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