Meet Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Construction and Design
Roula Alakiotou (’78)—Principal Architect, Roula Associates Architects
Carol Ross Barney (’71)—Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects
Ellen Dickson (’84, M.Arch ’88)—President and Managing Principal, Bailey Edward Design
Geraldine Kelley (’81)—Principal, MKB Architects
Leigh McMillen (’92, M.Arch ’94)—Senior Vice President, Leopardo Cos.
Patricia Saldana Natke (’86)—Founding Principal, UrbanWorks
Ann Thompson (’90, M.Arch ’93)—Senior Vice President of Architecture and Design, Related Midwest
Crain acknowledged 49 notable women for their career achievements in traditionally male-dominated sectors. A number have made inroads in the profession and many participate in programs—either through their companies or by volunteer efforts—that provide training and opportunities to the unemployed or underemployed. Almost all in some way strive to mentor and bring along younger women in the field.