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Designer Gets $5,000 Grant For Woman's Seminar


Kimberly Phipps-Nichol
LEED Accredited Professional
Blue Water Studio

  Interview Highlights

  • Does design and environmental planning for commercial buildings.
  • Specializes in sustainable business practices.
  • There is not a lot of new building happening so it is mostly renovation of existing structures.
  • She is working on her masters
  • She received $5,000 from the Department of Labor Woman's Bureau to put on a conference that will help women in the workforce.
  • Empowers women about what to ask for when going for a job.
  • Last year she was involved with a roundtable for Green Jobs for Women.
  • She got the proposal from the government because she was involved with an earlier conference with the Woman's Bureau.
  • The conference will be called The Nevada State Wide Dialog on Workplace Flexibility.
  • She filled out the proposal and got the grant.
  • She is going to do the conference in tandem with the local Woman's Expo conference, so there will be a built-in audience.
  • Partnering with people is a great way to create success.
  • The conference will be April 1, 2011.
  • Survival is collaboration.
  • Green and sustainability is very important with the government and they have a lot of opportunities even in this economy.
  • She wanted to be a designer since she was a teenager.
  • She believes in the value of community involvement.