We are women. We are builders. We are entrepreneurs. We are business owners. We
are project managers. We are people managers. We are making it happen. The
construction world is evolving, and that evolution is picking up more and more women
along the way…and we’re all figuring it out as we go! Being a woman in construction is
a unique experience – filled with opportunities, challenges, and quirks defined by our skill set.
Location
Costa Rica | Manuel Antonio Puntarenas Province
Date
April 30th - May 3rd, 2024
BUILDHER EXECUTIVE RETREAT
The future of residential construction is exciting: it’s building science, it’s finish
materials, it’s old-world techniques, it’s transformative ideas, and it's a new sales pitch.
While so much is unclear as our industry launches forward, what is clear is this: we’re
sure to improve the industry, and our businesses, if we all stick together.

The BuildHer Executive Retreat is curated exclusively for female executives in
residential construction. This is an immersive three days where we will deep dive into
social media influencing, building execution, and luxury client management. Morning
presentations will be given by female construction professionals who are proven thought
leaders and industry influencers in their own right. Afternoons will involve bonding
activities in beautiful settings designed for impactful networking and deep-rooted conversations.

To guarantee meaningful connections, we are limiting participation to twelve (12) attendees.

WHAT TO WEAR
This is not a corporate conference. We want this to be an authentic experience talking
about the “real deal” of construction and what it takes to be successful as a female in
the industry. We’re not here to judge each other’s outfits and present a fashion façade designed to arm us for our environment. We’re here to support each other, be
comfortable…and don’t worry, compliments on each other’s outfits ARE allowed!

The point is – you do you! Wear what makes you comfortable: yoga pants, t-shirts, trendy
jackets, sundresses, gym shoes, cute shoes, and sandals are all welcome!

We will be doing activities each day that encourage more casual attire and we will be
outside every chance we get, even for the morning presentations!

So, we recommend, at a minimum, bringing the following:
- Athletic pants, shoes, and tops
- A rain jacket and/or umbrella
- A jacket/sweater for layering (we may have a coastal breeze)
- Pajamas …well, actually, whatever! Just remember you’re not the ONLY ONE with a balcony.
EVENT HOSTS
A look into the minds behind the BuildHer Executive Retreat.  
Meghan Billings
FOUNDER, MEG & CO
Nothing feels better to Meg than sitting down at a desk littered in plans with her red mark-up pen, yellow SharpWriter pencil, and laptop close at hand. She loves to create and she have found nothing to be as fulfilling as watching her creations come to life.

Meg graduated at the top of her class from Weber State University, as one of only two women in the Manufacturing Engineering program. She has been trained in the following 3D software packages: ArchiCAD, Catia, Solidworks, and Inventor.

She can hold her own with a MIG welder and can balance a metal lathe chuck like no one’s business. She's worked on the engineering team at Chromalox for two years, designing immersion heaters, before postponing her career to have a family.

Meg & her husband Tyler now have four kids chock-full of personality, mess, and laughter.
While designing and building their dream home and getting the opportunity to be involved with the ins and outs of general contracting, she realized how much she loved the details and possibilities of the process.
Allyson Case Anderson
Founder, integro builders
Allyson’s seed of passion for the built environment started in 2013 when she became a builder under duress, having hired a bad contractor and being forced to take over her own project. Over the years, this seed has manifested itself into a fervent conviction to appreciate, invigorate, and inspire residential buildings and commercial interiors.

In addition to participating as a professional speaker for industry organizations across the country, Allyson has been featured on HGTV, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Thrive Global, top-rated international podcasts, and other national publications. Allyson was recognized among America’s Top 50 Remodelers by Remodeling Magazine and Pro Remodeler Magazine’s Forty under 40.

She is a contributor for The Build Show, a media outlet educating custom build projects across the nation. Allyson is currently the President of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Greater Chicagoland and Council Member for the Urban Land Institute of Chicago.

Morgan Moliltor
CO-FOUNDER, construction2style
Morgan Molitor, co-founder of construction2style (c2s) alongside her husband Jamie. As a wife, mother of three, and co-founder of c2s, Morgan epitomizes creativity and innovation. Their journey began with a humble blog, evolving into a thriving design + build firm, construction2style. Their venture expanded further, launching Neon Lion, a dynamic media company, and giving those a voice who deserve a second chance by forming a non-profit initiative named resilience2reform. These endeavors collectively span nearly a decade, showcasing Morgan's commitment to transformative design, media, marketing, and community impact.

Her passion for the community over competition led to spearheading online courses, in-house marketing workshops, and national industry conferences, such as the Contractor Coalition Summit. Always eager to share her insights and strategies with others.

A forward thinker and risk-taker at heart, Morgan finds pure joy in contributing to people's dreams and lives. Her infectious smile and vibrant energy resonate through their work, crafting dream spaces for clients or guiding colleagues through marketing endeavors.

Together with Jamie, they've revolutionized the industry, from sharing their home lifestyle to providing invaluable insights into design, construction, marketing, community, and their team's lifestyle. Their dedication to authenticity and transparency has been a guiding principle of construction2style since 2012.
TRAVEL & STAY
THE VILLA

Experience serene nights, engaging learning, and delightful dining at Punto Villa de Vista. We've booked both Villa Punto de Vista and Villa la Isla for your stay.

Upon arrival, your dedicated villa butler and skilled team will handle every detail. Our resident bartender and private chef will cater to your needs.

Villa Punto de Vista offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, palm-studded beach, and Manuel Antonio Bay. Nestled in hurricane-free Costa Rica, enjoy rainforests, a golden coastline, and aromatic plantations.

Co-Owned and built by David Konwiser, the estate's first guest was architect I.M. Pei. Featured in Architectural Digest, this family-run business has raised $400K for charity alongside Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island. At Villa Punto de Vista, a cohesive team versed in hospitality and construction ensures a memorable stay.

If you have any issues or questions on your hotel booking, please email [email protected]



SCHEDULE
All Day
Monday, April 29
Arrivals
Once you book your flight, we've got it from there. We'll take care of your transportation to the resort.
7 - 8:00 AM
Tuesday, April 30
Breakfast + Networking
Experience the perfect start to your day at our hosted villa! Join us for a delightful morning ritual that includes a gourmet breakfast and engaging conversations with your new week-long roommates. Our private chef will ensure your mornings are as delicious as they are memorable. Come together for a delightful start to your days!
8 - 12:00 PM
Education Sessions: Social + Marketing Influencing and Management Tools 
Immerse yourself in an enriching experience at our villa! Throughout your stay, delve into insightful sessions meticulously curated and led by our esteemed event hosts and guest speakers. Stay tuned for detailed information on the session agenda, featuring a diverse range of captivating topics and renowned speakers. Whether it's thought-provoking discussions, skill-building workshops, or inspiring talks, we'll ensure your time here is filled with valuable insights and meaningful connections.
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch + Brain Break
Get ready for a taste of Costa Rica's finest culinary delights – Lunch is SERVED! Our private chef is here to tantalize your taste buds with authentic Costa Rican cuisine. From mouthwatering local dishes to delightful specialties, savor each bite in paradise.

Worried about dietary restrictions? No worries at all! We've got you covered. Let us know your preferences, and our culinary team will craft delectable meals tailored just for you.

Throughout these four days of immersive experiences, all your cravings and thirst will be met. Indulge in a wide array of food and beverages, all hosted for your enjoyment. So sit back, relax, and relish every moment as we take care of your culinary journey!
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Round Table/Open Discussion Session
Collaboration over competition is more than just a phrase – it's a mindset we deeply believe in. At our gathering, we invite you to delve into this transformative concept with us. We'll explore how working together can create stronger, more vibrant communities and businesses.

Let's dive into meaningful discussions, exchanging thoughts, and sharing experiences on how collaboration fosters innovation, growth, and collective success. This isn't just about talking; it's about engaging in open dialogues that inspire action.

We're here to facilitate these conversations, providing a platform where ideas flow freely and connections flourish. Together, let's unravel the power of collaboration and its potential to shape a better future.
2 - 5:00 PM
Rejuvenation Time! 
Embrace the beauty of Costa Rica as we embark on a journey of exploration together! Our team is diligently crafting an array of exciting excursions perfectly tailored to infuse the retreat with adventure, relaxation, and authentic local experiences.

Stay tuned as we finalize the details for these unforgettable excursions, curated to complement the retreat vibe. From immersive nature hikes and breathtaking scenic tours to cultural encounters and rejuvenating activities, we're dedicated to ensuring you experience the best this vibrant destination has to offer.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of Costa Rica and create lasting memories while we take care of the retreat's excursion plans. Adventure awaits, and we can't wait to share it with you!
5 - 6:30 PM
Rest + Reset
Take a nap, call your family - whatever you need to do - this time is yours. 
6:30 PM
Dinner 
Get ready for evenings filled with delectable delights and delightful conversations! At our villa in Costa Rica, our private chef is all set to treat you to a culinary extravaganza. Each night, we'll gather together for a sensational dining experience that promises not only mouthwatering cuisine but also engaging conversations and incredible vibes.

Picture this: a serene atmosphere, a beautifully set table, and the tantalizing aromas of Costa Rican flavors wafting through the air. As the sun sets, we'll come together to savor gourmet meals curated by our talented private chef, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

Expect more than just a meal; anticipate an evening of connection and shared moments. It's the perfect setting for good food, great conversations, and unforgettable memories. Join us for a dining experience that will surely elevate the retreat's ambiance!
7- 8:00 AM
Wednesday, May 1
Breakfast + Networking
By this point, you've established some wonderful connections and perhaps even forged new friendships or collaborations. Now, let's take this foundation we've built together and elevate it further. This is the perfect opportunity to network, exchange insights, and deepen our collective understanding.

Let's come together to reflect on the wealth of content we've encountered, share our learnings, and gain valuable perspectives on strategies from one another. Embracing diverse viewpoints enriches our understanding and propels us toward innovative solutions.

This moment is not just about individual growth; it's about fostering a collaborative environment where ideas flourish and connections thrive. Let's leverage this collective wisdom and momentum to propel ourselves forward on our respective paths.
8 - 12:00 PM
Education Sessions: Project Execution, Process Driven, Systems, + Streamlining
Join us for a series of impactful education sessions focused on key pillars: Project Execution, Process-Driven Approaches, Systems, and Streamlining. Our curated sessions, led by seasoned experts and industry leaders, will provide deep insights and actionable strategies in these critical areas.

Explore the intricacies of effective Project Execution, the transformative power of Process-Driven methodologies, the role of Systems in optimizing operations, and the art of Streamlining for efficiency and productivity.

Stay tuned for a detailed breakdown of each session, where our esteemed speakers will share valuable knowledge, practical tips, and innovative approaches. These sessions aim to equip you with the tools and understanding needed to excel in these crucial aspects of business and project management.
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch + Brain Break
Get ready for a culinary experience like no other with our private chef! Lunch is an event in itself—served with flair and flavor, tailored to exceed your expectations. Have dietary restrictions? Not a problem! Our culinary team is dedicated to accommodating all your needs.

Throughout these four days, indulge in a feast for the senses. From delectable dishes to refreshing drinks, everything is hosted to ensure your enjoyment and satisfaction. So sit back, relax, and savor every moment as we treat you to a gastronomic journey!
1 - 2:00 PM
Round Table/Open Discussion
Gather around the table for an open discussion on 'Collaboration over Competition.' At our roundtable, we're fostering an environment where voices are heard, perspectives are shared, and ideas flow freely. Let's delve into this transformative concept together, exploring its impact, benefits, and challenges.

This isn't just a discussion—it's an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, share experiences, and collectively understand the power of collaboration in today's landscape. Let's uncover insights, exchange thoughts, and pave the way for a collaborative future where success is amplified through unity.
2 - 5:00 PM
Exploration Retreat Adventure
Embrace the vibrant spirit of Costa Rica as we embark on a journey of exploration together. Nestled in this breathtaking destination, our retreat is designed to rejuvenate and inspire. We're meticulously curating excursions that align with the retreat's essence—a chance for us to recharge, refuel, and replenish our leadership capacities.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of our tailored excursions. Each experience will cater to our need for renewal and growth, ensuring we return as empowered leaders. Amidst the lush landscapes and captivating scenery, let's seize this opportunity to rejuvenate our spirits, fortify our leadership skills, and embrace a transformative experience together.
5 - 6:30 PM
Rest + Reset
Take a nap, call your family - whatever you need to do - this time is yours. 
6:30 PM
Dinner
Get ready for evenings of culinary delight with our private chef! Join us as we come together for nightly dinners filled with exquisite cuisine and delightful conversations. With a touch of elegance and the essence of Costa Rica's flavors, our dinners promise to be a feast for the senses.

As the sun sets, we'll gather to wine and dine, sharing stories and forging connections in an atmosphere pulsating with good vibes. It's not just a meal; it's an opportunity to immerse ourselves in delicious food and engaging conversations, fostering an environment where unforgettable moments are created each night.
7 - 8:00 AM
Thursday, May 2
Breakfast + Networking
By now, you've probably formed some friendships or working relationships. So let's build on that foundation, network, reflect on all the content, and learn other perspectives on strategies.
8 - 12:00 PM
Education Sessions: Client Management
Join us for an engaging and informative education session focused on Project Management. Led by industry experts, this session is tailored to equip you with essential tools, strategies, and insights crucial for effective project execution.
Explore the intricacies of project planning, execution, and monitoring. Learn about key methodologies, best practices, and innovative approaches to tackle challenges and drive successful project outcomes.

Whether you're new to project management or seeking to enhance your skills, this session promises valuable knowledge that you can immediately apply in your professional endeavors. Prepare to delve into the world of project management and elevate your capabilities!
12 - 1:00 PM
Lunch + Brain Break
Lunch is SERVED! Any dietary restrictions - we got you. All food and drinks hosted throughout these four days.
1 - 2:00 PM
Round Table + Group Discussion
Gather around our roundtable for an insightful and collaborative discussion on the nuances of Project Management. Led by seasoned experts in the field, this session offers a unique platform to engage in an open exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices.

Dive deep into the challenges and triumphs of project execution, explore various methodologies, and dissect real-world case studies. Whether you're a seasoned project manager or just beginning your journey, this roundtable aims to foster an environment where diverse perspectives converge, encouraging dialogue that enriches our collective understanding of effective project management. Join us for a dynamic conversation that promises to spark new insights and inspire innovative approaches to project success.
2 - 5:00 PM
Exploration Retreat Adventure
Welcome to our retreat adventure in the stunning landscapes of Costa Rica! Embrace the natural beauty and cultural richness of this enchanting destination as we embark on a transformative journey together. Our retreat is designed to be more than just an escape—it's an opportunity to reconnect with oneself, recharge energies, and foster personal growth amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Costa Rica's lush scenery. From thrilling excursions that ignite the spirit of exploration to serene moments of reflection, this adventure promises to be a blend of rejuvenation and inspiration. Get ready to immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences that will leave a lasting impact and create cherished memories in this captivating land.

Stay tuned for this days exploration! 
5 - 6:30 PM
Rest + Reset
Take a nap, call your family - whatever you need to do - this time is yours.
6:30 PM
Our Final Dinner Together
As we approach our final evening together, let's make it an extraordinary dining experience to remember. Join us for a memorable dinner crafted by our talented private chef. This evening promises more than just exceptional cuisine; it's a moment to savor the flavors of Costa Rica while relishing in the company of newfound friends and cherished memories. Amidst the enchanting ambiance, let's raise our glasses to the incredible moments shared, the connections forged, and the invaluable experiences gained during our time together. Let's make this last dinner a celebration of our journey and the bonds that will linger far beyond this evening.
ALL DAY
Friday, May 3
Goodbyes + Departures
It has truly been an honor hosting you at our inaugural BuildHer Executive retreat. As your time with us comes to an end, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a safe journey back home. Our fervent hope is that you depart feeling rejuvenated in body, mind, and soul, empowered by the transformative experiences we've shared during our time together.

Your presence has made this retreat an extraordinary and memorable experience. As you return to your routines, may the insights gained and the connections formed continue to inspire and guide you on your journey ahead.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible retreat. We look forward to crossing paths again in the future. Safe travels, and may the renewed energy and inspiration gained here accompany you every step of the way.
* Please note: The agenda is subject to be updated & changed at any time prior to the event.
We are constantly working on bringing fresh ideas & content to our events.
FAQ
Q: Do I need to book my own flight?
A: Yes - the flight portion of this retreat is on you. Once you've booked your flight, please be sure to email it to us at [email protected]
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
UPCOMING EVENTS
We're in the process of planning our next round of BuildHer events. If you're interested in attending, drop us an email and we'll add you to our distribution list for when our next registration links go live. 
 Join us in Costa Rica, April 29 - May 3!
We look forward to hosting you!

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