The Women in CEBA initiative is for women in the controlled environment building industry to have a network of support in a male dominated field. The purpose of this initiative is to celebrate, encourage, and promote talent and success of women in the controlled environment building industry.

How to Apply

Recognizing Women in Controlled Environment Building

Do you know a woman in the controlled environment building industry who you believe performs exceptional work and deserves special recognition? We are highlighting women in controlled environment building, from design to building turnover to client, and their achievements on social media. Nominate your colleague for a chance to be spotlighted as #WomenInCEBA Submit nominations, a short explanation, and a photo to

Women in CEBA

Kate Lyle

As a licensed architect, Kate brings over 18 years of architectural experience to the Ware Malcomb team specializing in complex project types including cold storage, food processing and manufacturing.

Kate joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as Senior Project Architect, was promoted to Studio Manager, Industrial Cold & Food in 2020 and to Director, Industrial Cold & Food in 2021.

This past January, Kate was elected to CEBA’s new Board of Directors roster. Kate’s architectural expertise, continued involvement with CEBA Committees and leadership in the cold chain industry have set her apart and an excellent addition to an amazing cohort of cold chain leaders in CEBA.

Natalia Rizzatti

As President of AWIP, Natalia has overseen great changes in her team and company, very similar to her career experiences.  Each department has its own creativity and agility, and keeping that innovative spirit while guiding the company into its current size and market presence has been a real privilege for Natalia.

This past January, together with nine other industry leaders, Natalia joined the CEBA’s new Board of Directors roster. Natalia’s global executive leadership experience, fiscal acumen, and robust expertise in the controlled environment-building industry made her a strong addition to the CEBA Board of Directors’ 2023 roster. 

 A few words Natalia would like to leave with all the women in construction is: “You can do it: don’t let anything hold you back. If there’s something you want to do, have the courage to go after it. There’s never going to be a perfect time, or the perfect business scenario, so don’t wait: take the step and jump in.  Together, we can provide opportunities for future generations of women in construction.”

CEBA Conference

Join us at the 43rd Annual CEBA Conference & Expo in Palm Springs November 11-14, 2023. The annual CEBA Conference & Expo is the only event in the world dedicated to best practices in controlled environment facility construction, design, and maintenance. The event draws over 200 controlled environment facility construction, logistics, and supply chain operations professionals from around the world to gain valuable insight for improving their business. The conference and expo features presentations by industry thought leaders, exceptional networking activities, and an expo with cutting-edge products and technology.

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