In their continued recognition of the role of women in the industry, the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), celebrated Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, by looking back to PWB’s first president, Hope Bettilyon, and the scholarship named in her honor. In 1949, Mrs. Bettilyon, the wife of a Salt Lake City home builder, organized the first Utah Home Builders Auxiliary, lobbied the NAHB to recognize a national auxiliary and was the catalyst for the first incarnation of the PWB Council in 1955. Bettilyon was elected as the auxiliary’s first president and created an annual scholarship fund the same year. In honor of Hope Bettilyon’s legacy, current PWB member, owner of Green Home Coach/Sustaining Spaces in Edmond, Okla., founder and host of the Green Gab Podcast, on iTunes, Marla Esser Cloos, is contributing 10% of the proceeds from her new book to the Building Hope Scholarship fund. Marla’s book, Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, was chosen by the NAHB Federation along with the NAHB BuilderBooks as a prize give-away in honor of Professional Women in Building Week. The book’s simple, straightforward, practical approach to making a home healthier while increasing its value is no doubt why The NAHB Federation cites the book as an “invaluable resource.”
Read the full article at http://nahbnow.com/2017/09/building-hope-and-supporting-leaders-of-the-future/
Marla’s book, Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, was just awarded the Ben Franklin Silver award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and is now available on Kindle!