November SWE-Blast


SWE Upcoming November and December Events

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Nov 14 - Negotiating Skills for Women - Redefining Negotiation to Self-Advocacy

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 6-8:30pm

AUREON 11204 Davenport Street, Suite 300

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop, participants will learn skills to aid in negotiating. This presentation includes a short role-playing exercise that will help participants apply the skills and explore what holds them back from negotiating. As women, oftentimes we are so concerned about what people will think about us that it prevents us from asking for what we deserve. Whether it is negotiating a salary or raise, buying a car or home, negotiating an airline ticket refund or negotiating over hospital bills, the skills learned in this session will be skills the participants can apply to all aspects of life. This session is geared specifically toward women, and will focus on inherent barriers we bump into when faced with a negotiation opportunity.

Our Speakers:

Lisa Lackovic has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication. She is born and raised in Omaha has been involved in the masonry industry over 30 years promoting brick and block to architects, interior designers and contractors. She represents Endicott Clay Products in the Omaha commercial market and often refers to herself as “The Brick Chick.” Lisa developed landscape contractor contest, The Ultimate Backyard Challenge and founded and trademarked Divas of the Dirt™, a networking organization for women in hardscape. She serves on the board of the Nebraska Masonry Alliance, The American Institute of Architects- Omaha and College Possible. Lisa is married to Bob and has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Quinn Texmo manages business development for Turner Construction Company, and is responsible for identifying and securing profitable business for the Omaha office. Prior to joining Turner, Quinn was with an engineering and architecture firm and before that she worked for Kiewit for 8 years. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising and public relations from UNO. Quinn currently serves on the leadership team for Women’s Fund Circles and is on the board of advisors for Stone+ Consulting; a proposal consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. She’s is a past president for both CREW Omaha Metro and SMPS Nebraska, and a past 40 under 40 winner. In 2019, Quinn was awarded the CREW Impact Award for Advancing Women’s Careers in the Commercial Real Estate industry. At home, Quinn runs her own personal petting zoo, with three crazy and hairy furballs. Finn, a 2 year old mini Australian shepherd, and Iris and Ivy–her two sweet and salty kittens.


SWE Members - $10

Non-Members - $15


11204 Davenport St., Suite 300

Parking is available on the west side of the building. From 114th Street, turn east onto Chicago Street (just south of Starbucks/FEDEX). Go east on Chicago towards Parables. The building and parking lot are located just south of Parables. Additional parking can be found in the parking lot west of Aureon


Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 12 by:

(1) Responding via the link below, or

(2) Sending an email to Janis Pfingsten (

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Fall Professional Development Course - Energy Industry of the Future

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 8am-5pm

Peter Kiewit Lodge, Ashland, Nebraska, USA

Ashland, NE

Please join us for a professional development course hosted by ASME with presentations that will include the operation of energy generation facilities and workforce issues in the national energy sector. Other topics; the future of nuclear power in the United States, renewable energy, as well as the impact of flooding on Cooper Nuclear Power Plant.

See below link for more info.

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Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6-8:30pm

To Be Determined

Come join us for a fun evening, learning how to make our own soap.

Mark your calendars now.

Cost is yet to be determined. This event will include dinner.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


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