Women in Construction

Virtual Event
Women in Construction 2021: On Demand Sessions

Driving Change in the Construction Industry

Panellists: Marg Latham, P.Eng., CMC; Stephanie Rota, CEO, Carmelin Design Build; Natalie Leonard, P.Eng.

Women continue to drive change in the Canadian construction industry despite still being heavily outnumbered compared to their male counterparts. This panel highlights and celebrates women who continue to push for change, challenge the norm, and directly contribute to the success of the industry.


Marg Latham, P.Eng., CMC

Marg Latham is a professional engineer and certified management consultant. She is President of Aqua Libra Consulting Ltd., a management consulting firm. Since starting her business in 2010, she has helped public and private engineering organizations improve professional practice and quality management.

From 2000 to 2009, Marg was a vice-president with consulting firms, UMA and AECOM where she implemented management systems to improve client delivery. She spent the first 20 years of her career managing institutional, residential and infrastructure projects in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

In 2001, Marg was named ‘Outstanding Woman in Construction’, an award co-presented by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association and Canadian Construction Women. In 2017, Marg was shortlisted for the Women in Infrastructure national award for ‘Outstanding Leader’. In June 2019, she became Chair of the Board of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT) and actively volunteers her time to increase the number of women in science, engineering, trades and technology.

Stephanie Rota, CEO, Carmelin Design Build

Obtaining her MBA from the Schulich School of Business, Stephanie leans on this education in running the business today.  Her experience working for a real estate developer gave first-hand exposure to all aspects of a build. With a focus on customer experience, Stephanie ensures clients are informed and consulted on every aspect of the project.

In the industry, Stephanie is a contributing columnist for Canadian Contractor magazine and will be serving on the BILD Renovator Executive Council for 2021.