Rebecca Conrad: A 2016 Super Woman in Business

On Friday, September 9th, Rebecca Conrad was one of 25 Memphis Business Leaders who were recognized by the Memphis Business Journal as a "Super Woman in Business."

Rebecca is a partner at ANF Architects & a premiere design architect in the city of Memphis an accomplishment that is only achieved by 17% of all women in architecture. She is a mother of three, a senior level designer, and yet she manages to give back extensively to the community.

She serves as the lead designer on many of the firm's educational and senior living/elder care projects. She is active in firm management and marketing activities and is a LEED accredited professional. Recently completed projects include: the design for The University of Memphis Community Health Building, St. Louis Catholic Church CYO and The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Center. Also, she is currently working on the design for the Crosstown High School located at Crosstown Concourse.

Rebecca gives back to her profession and her community. She currently serves as president elect for the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board. She also sits on the State of TN QIC (Quality in Construction) task force and has been on the Tennessee Foundation for Architecture Board (since 2004). Rebecca served on the Memphis AIA Board for 6 years and was the first female
 She was on the founding committee of the Memphis Chapter of the USGBC and was first Chapter Chair. She is a workshop leader for EYH (Expanding Your Horizons), Kiwanis member, Fundraiser volunteer at each of her 3 daughter's schools, and has been on the Catholic High School Advisory Board since 2014.

This Super Woman is a living example to women considering a career in architecture, demonstrating that women do not have to choose between family and career. 

An excerpt from Rebecca's interview with the Memphis Business Journal:

What are five words that best describe you? "Determined, confident, creative, devoted, happy"

Who is your career mentor? "Lee Askew. I started working for him straight out of school. Besides being a respected designer, businessman and community leader, he has always encouraged my growth within the firm and has treated me no differently than my male counterparts...."

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