The women who form the CCW Board of Directors are all volunteers who dedicate their time and effort towards CCW’s mandate; to support and inspire women and to create a stronger construction industry.
During their time sitting on the board they are expected to attend monthly board meetings, along with as many events as possible and take responsibility for fufilling their role.
Aside from sitting on the board, our directors have their own professional careers and families.
Without the current or past Board of Directors CCW could not have become the organization that it is today.
Seema is a partner in the Construction and Infrastructure and Commercial and Business Litigation practice groups at Singleton Reynolds and is focused on the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts, procurement issues, builders’ liens, disputes; and construction dispute resolution, including delay and extras claims. She seeks to provide strategic legal advice to assist her clients in making informed and effective legal and business decisions.
She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, an association of lawyers who are distinguished for their skill and experience in the practice or teaching of construction law. Seema regularly provides lectures and seminars, including for the Independent Contractors Association of British Columbia, Buildex, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, Pacific Business & Law Institute and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. She was also previously an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia for engineering students – Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice.
Seema believes it is important to provide women in the construction industry with opportunities to connect, support and empower one another. She has been a member of Canadian Construction Women for over 10 years and held the position of Director of Community before moving into the Vice President role in 2022. She became President of the organization in 2023.
Angela Cao is a litigation lawyer at Queenstone Law Corporation. Her practice areas include commercial disputes, construction disputes, employment law, and tax litigation. She regularly advises and represents women in male dominated industries on employment law and human rights law issues.
Angela is committed to supporting women’s professional development and volunteers extensively for women focused organizations. She is excited for the opportunity to join CCW to support the success and advancement of women in the construction industry.
Outside of work, Angela enjoys trying new restaurants, spoiling her foster dogs, and travelling.
Nassim is an associate lawyer at the law firm of Grant Kovacs Norell in Vancouver, British Columbia. She maintains a commercial litigation practice with a focus on construction disputes, deficiencies, builders liens, claims for extra work, and delay. Her civil litigation experience includes insurance defence.
Nassim is an active member of the legal community. She is a member of the Education Committee and Mentorship Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s British Columbia Branch and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.
Nassim joined CCW in the hopes of assisting the organization to achieve its mission of creating a stronger construction industry by inspiring and supporting women.
Stephanie leads Flatiron Constructors’ client engagement and major pursuits across Canada as the Director of Business Development. Her focus is advancing Flatiron’s public and private client strategies, collaborative contract structures, and win-win solutions to complex projects throughout the nation. Stephanie brings diverse lessons learned from over 17 years of professional experience in engineering and heavy civil construction for a wide range of infrastructure projects around the world.
Stephanie is proud to mentor young professionals, as well as creating a firm’s first-ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework, and now serves as communications co-chair for the Women in Infrastructure Awards (WIN) Committee, celebrating diversity and success amongst emerging and outstanding women leaders in the infrastructure industry.
Erica is a Project Manager at BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB). BCIB is a BC Crown corporation and the progressive employer of the skilled trades workforce on Community Benefits Agreement projects. Erica is passionate about BCIB’s mandate: to help grow the skilled trades workforce and support contractors in making jobsites more diverse and respectful, so more people feel welcome and choose to build their careers in construction.
As Director of Programs, Erica is responsible for managing CCW’s event offerings. She was first elected to the CCW Board of Directors in spring 2023.
Shelby joined the construction industry in 2016 and now leads the People and Culture team at Kindred Construction as the Director, People and Culture. As a culture driver and empathetic leader, Shelby’s goal is to create a culture of equal opportunity for all through continuous coaching, training & development, and driving community engagement. She is passionate about creating spaces where everyone feels welcomed and valued which is in natural alignment with the CCW’s mission to engage members and attract & retain women in the construction industry.
Nancy is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Nexii Building Solutions. Nancy has developed and implemented strategic marketing and communications campaigns for green firms for over 15 years. Nancy excels at creating strategies for construction and engineering consultancies, and previously worked DIALOG and for Integral Group, a Vancouver-based green engineering firm. Nancy previously served as a Director of Communications for Canadian Construction Women (CCW) in 2019 and as a committee member in 2020.
Carla Parsons is a Construction Professional with years of experience in Business Development, Technical Sales and Marketing; engaging in new business alliances, brand promotion, customer satisfaction, project management and building relationships with vendor partners.
She found her passion for the Construction Industry while living in Nashville, TN for 14 Years and was in fact part of the creation of a new local cooperative called WiNC – Women in Networking + Construction. Now happy to be back in BC and part of the CCW Association in the role of Director of Communications, she strives to connect with ladies in the Construction Industry that are seeking opportunities to celebrate and support the growth and successes of being Canadian Construction Women.
When not struggling through a pandemic, Carla loves to travel and is involved in international dog rescue.
Pamela is currently Office Manager/Executive Assistant to President for Marcon Langley and prior to that was at EllisDon for 11 years as Office Manager/ Executive Assistant to the Sr. VP of Western Canada. She has a Business Administration and Marketing education background, which has given her the opportunity for a diverse career background.
Pamela has been actively involved in the community for 15+ years and is a firm believer that volunteering is positive for building networks, encouraging growth, and providing confidence through knowledge. She is excited to be a part of the CCW again since being a past Event Committee member and looks forward to being a part of an organization that supports, encourages, and inspires women to be a part of the construction industry and wanting to encourage growth to Fraser Valley and beyond.
She is excited to be part of the board of directors at CCW for 2023 and looks forward to assisting in creating a supportive network for women within our industry.
Nicole Jasmin Dy Ning
Nicole is currently a Project Coordinator at Turner Construction and a graduate from the University of Victoria Civil Engineering Program.
A naturally outgoing and sociable person who thrives on meeting new people and building relationships. As a woman in the construction industry, I’m passionate about promoting diversity and female empowerment in the field. That’s why I joined CCW, a community of women in construction. I’m excited to connect with other industry leaders and like-minded individuals, and to share experiences with other women going through similar challenges in the construction industry. I’m committed to contributing my ideas and organizing events that will bring people together and help build a strong sense of community within the industry.