Hundreds Attend 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference—Presented by BIA/Orange County Chapter and The New Home Company—For Crucial Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace

NEW HOME Chief Marketing Officer Joan Marcus Webb, who founded the pioneering event in 2015, kicks off her final conference by reviewing the strides made by women in the workplace over the past year.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (April 12, 2019) – On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Building Industry Association/Orange County Chapter (BIAOC) and The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) presented the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, a pioneering event dedicated to furthering opportunities for women and addressing the unique challenges they face in homebuilding. NEW HOME Chief Marketing Officer and the founder of the conference, Joan Marcus Webb, served as this year’s chairperson for the fifth and final time.


The sold-out conference attracted over 700 attendees to The Grove of Anaheim. The event was launched in 2015 as a critical platform objective of Webb when she served as BIAOC President. It has grown every year since.  Webb passed on the leadership of the conference to Ali Wolf, Director, Economic Research for Meyers Research who will serve as Chair for the 2020 conference.


This year’s conference, which once again was open to men and women, was themed “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and was highlighted by an impressive roster of featured speakers, including Randi Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media. Zuckerberg is the former Head of Marketing at Facebook, an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author and tech media personality.Also providing keynote addresses was Dianne McGrath, a successful researcher, consultant and Mars One Astronaut Candidate, and Megan Telles, a reporter with KTLA 5 News in Los Angeles. 


“I’ve put my heart and soul into this conference and it has become one of the most gratifying accomplishments in my career,” said Webb. “Diversity in the workplace remains one of the most vital components of our industry as it continues to evolve. While this conference has become a platform to discuss the unique challenges, opportunities, accomplishments and perspectives from both genders that we all encounter in our professional lives, we still have a lot of work to do.”

“Creating more leadership positions for the talented women in homebuilding is a topic that needs constant attention, so we are thrilled with the support the conference receives,” continued Webb. “I’m proud of my five years as the chairperson and look forward to the event’s continued success under the leadership of Ali Wolf who is equally as passionate about this cause.”


About The Building Industry Association - Orange County Chapter

The Building Industry Association of Southern California – Orange County Chapter (BIA/OC) is a non-profit trade association focusing on education, networking, and advocacy for its more than 1,100-member companies within the home building industry. The Orange County Chapter is one of four chapters that make up BIA-SC and is also affiliated with the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  Please visit


About The New Home Company 

NEW HOME is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NWHM.” It is a new generation homebuilder focused on the design, construction and sale of innovative and consumer-driven homes in major metropolitan areas within select growth markets in California and Arizona, including coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and Phoenix. NEW HOME is a multi-year recipient of “The Eliant” for Best Overall Customer Experiencein the Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Award’s multi-divisional builder segment. NEW HOME was twice named to the Inc. MagazineFounders 40 list, recognizing public companies that have maintained a strong entrepreneurial spirit. For more information about the company or its current new-home offerings, visit


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