Stories of the Women Who Built the World

She Builds Podcast is a podcast featuring the seldom told stories of women who build; women whose worth is not taught in schools, but who have shaped the industries of architecture, construction, and development over the last century. The podcast was started by three friends who, after graduating from architecture school together, wanted to fill in the gaps in their education and share those with others.

Jessica Rogers is a Miami native that now resides in Washington D.C, working at the AIA National Headquarters. Jessica attended Design and Architecture Senior High, a magnet art school in the design district of Miami. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, where she also served as treasurer and historian for her NOMAS chapter.

At the AIA, she manages and develops programming and resources for emerging professionals and women in the profession. She is passionate about helping others succeed, elevating the voices of those underrepresented, and creating a more equitable profession. Outside of work, she continues this charge as the co-host of She Builds Podcast, elevating women in the AEC industry through storytelling.

Elizabeth Raar (Lizi) is a licensed Project Architect, originally from West Michigan, who graduated from Syracuse University. Currently she works for Polsky Perlstein Architects in Marin County, California on single-family residential projects. She enjoys making a project functional yet beautiful for the client. 

Elizabeth is also committed to promoting women in the AEC profession through co-hosting She Builds Podcast . On the podcast, they feature stories of women in history who have shaped the built environment and industry. Elizabeth loves sharing stories of women who haven't been showcased in the past, in the hopes that women will play a more equal part in future architectural history.

Norgerie Rivas is an Architectural Associate from Puerto Rico who graduated from Syracuse University, where she served in the council of the Architecture Students Organization. Today she works for eStudio Architecture in Houston, Texas. There she has worked on commercial, healthcare, aviation, and retail architecture projects from design through construction. 

She is passionate about celebrating and elevating women in her field through mentorship and advocacy. This led to her co-founding and co-hosting She Builds Podcast , featuring the stories of women who have shaped the industries of building design and construction through history and today. Norgerie hopes to share the stories of women in the AEC industry and to inspire future, new, and experienced people in the profession.

This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Stories of the Women Who Built the World with Elizabeth Raar, Jessica Rogers, Norgerie Rivas.

Listen and subscribe to the podcast at She Builds Podcast and connect with Elizabeth, Jessica and Norgerie on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Music during the She Builds highlight reel: “Spotlight” by CMYK

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