Meet our Facilitators

With years of experience, our facilitators help bring a unique experience for everyone who attends the “boot camp.”

Dr. Barbara Jackson | Board Chair

Women Who Build | 805.610.6130 | bjackson@womenwhobuild.com


After 20 years in industry as a chief estimator, senior project manager, and CEO of Design-Build Services Inc., and another 15 years developing design-build and integrated project delivery education at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo CA, Barbara has returned to Colorado where her education and career in design and construction originally began. In August of 2013, Barbara took over the helm as the new Director of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, in Denver, CO. There she has developed an educational model representing the full life-cycle of the built environment, and one of the most advanced Master degrees in Integrated Project Delivery, with an emphasis on Integrated Project Leadership.

Throughout her career, Dr. Jackson has focused on integrated project delivery, design-build project management, and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is known for her work in the area of Making the Mental Shift to Integrated Services, Integrated Project Leadership, and Developing the Integrated Project Team. She is a nationally recognized speaker/trainer/consultant and has provided training and consulting services to a multitude of companies and organizations.

In addition to teaching, training, and consulting, she has also organized and hosted a number of special events aimed at transforming the AEC industry including Inventing the Future from the Future and Workforce 2020 – Women in Construction. She is the author of two books, Construction Management Jump Start and Design-Build Essentials and numerous articles on Integrated Project Leadership, Developing Integrated Project Teams, Taking Design-Build to the Next Level, and Managing Design in an Integrated Process. She has been named Outstanding Educator by Associated Schools of Construction and received both the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award from DBIA. She is currently working on research to benchmark cultural differences among the various built environment disciplines in an effort to positively leverage the often competing values that can impede the optimization of project outcomes.

Dr. Jackson holds a BS in Housing and Design, a MS in Construction Management, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources from Colorado State University.

“What we have created at the Bootcamp is an opportunity to bring extraordinary women together, from companies all over the country, who are intentional about leading in the construction industry…and together are becoming a recognized force of nature in the transformation of the industry.”
– Barb Jackson

Andrea Parisi | President & CEO

Women Who Build | 512.590.1772 | aparisi@womenwhobuild.com


 Andrea Parisi is President and CEO of Women Who Build, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training, education, products and apparel, and various other resources and services to women who work in the construction industry and related fields.  Prior to partnering with Dr. Barbara Jackson to form the Women Who Build organization, Andrea was Director of Development Operations for Miraval Group’s Construction and Development team based out of Austin, TX.  During her 16 years of experience in residential construction, municipal utility districts and resort real estate development, she held positions as superintendent, project manager, utility conservation and infrastructure coordinator, consultant manager, entitlements and permitting expediter, and development advocate.  Andrea received her B.S. in Construction Management from Colorado State University.  Andrea is also a professional Life and Leadership Coach.