‘LaunchBox Ladies: ‘Groundbreaking Women Breaking Ground’ March event announced

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The inspirational Women in Construction-themed event will be held Mar. 4
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (Feb. 12, 2020) – Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) continues its educational event series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs who impact the Lehigh Valley and beyond with a program called “Groundbreaking Women Breaking Ground” on Wednesday, March 4. The speakers will share how the construction industry has influenced their entrepreneurial pursuits and business careers.

A donation will be requested at the door. The event is open to students and the public on a limited first-come, first-served basis. Networking and the program are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Light fare is provided.

The March 4 event features the following speakers:


Wendy Body

Body received her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and her master of science in finance from Penn State University. She was the first woman project manager at Alvin H. Butz, Inc, and is starting her 35th year as a senior project manager.


Samantha Ciotti Falcone

Falcone, AIA, LEED AP, has been practicing architecture for more than 20 years and is the owner of SCF Architecture, LLC, in Center Valley. Her work includes commercial and residential architecture.

Karen Cooney Duerholz

Duerholz is the vice president of business development at Boyle Construction. She leads the company’s business development and marketing initiatives. She has a bachelor of science in geography (planning option) from Penn State.

To register, visit the LaunchBox Ladies registration website. For more information on LaunchBox Ladies, email LVLaunchBox@psu.edu or call 610-285-5208.

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is an early-stage business accelerator program for entrepreneurs. As a signature program of Invent Penn State, LVLB partners with a network of community and university partners to offer continuing support to small business owners and guides them through every step of their startup journey.

Information regarding the Invent Penn State initiative is available online.  

About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley provides a Penn State University education in a small campus setting that integrates individualized teaching, research, and dynamic community outreach. With its convenient location in Center Valley, traditional students and adult learners can choose from many options including 9 bachelor’s programs, which can be completed at the campus, as well as access to 275 majors offered by other Penn State campuses. In addition, students and community members who have a scalable business idea are invited to participate in professional development offered by Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, a business accelerator for early stage entrepreneurs. The campus’ diverse Continuing Education and Outreach programs offer opportunities for professional development, business training, and youth programming. For more information, visit lehighvalley.psu.edu.


Information provided to TVL by:
Dennille Schuler
PR Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034